January 7th, the French Football Federation officially announced that it has renewed its contract with national team coach Didier Deschamps until June 2026.
"The French Football Federation and its president, Noel Le Graet, are pleased to announce the extension of Didier Deschamps’ tenure at the French national team until June 2026.
Deschamps was appointed by Le Graet on July 9, 2012. He led the national team with 89 wins, 28 draws and 22 losses in 139 games, scoring 279 goals and conceding 119 goals.
"Under his leadership, the French team won the 2018 World Cup, the 2021 UEFA Nations League, reached the 2016 European Cup final and the 2022 World Cup final. It is currently ranked third in the world by FIFA and has been in the FIFA ranking for the past five years.
" Deschamps’ assistant Guy Stephan, goalkeeping coach Franck Laviot and fitness coach Cyril Moine will also continue their mission with France."
Deschamps is 54 years old. As a player, he led the French team to win the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Cup as the captain.
In July 2012, Deschamps began to serve as the coach of the French team. He has coached the team for more than ten years.