The French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet insists that Zinedine Zidane has never demonstrated any interest in coaching France and he is certain that Didier Deschamps will remain with them until at least 2020
Zidane stunned the football world in May when he announced that he had left Real Madrid, just five days after leading them to a third successive Champions League crown.
Since then, Zidane has been linked with the role of becoming the new head coach of France with Deschamps himself stating that it will likely happen at some point in the future.
And the media feel that the move may actually materialise sooner than expected with many fans and pundits alike suggesting that Deschamps failed to extract the true potential of the France squad, despite winning the World Cup this summer.
But Le Graet has dismissed any suggestions that they will be parting with Deschamps.
“We have contracts until 2020,” Le Graet told BFM TV, via SportsKeeda.
“He’s someone who works a lot. Didier and his staff spend hours and hours watching this or that player, the opponents.
“Sometimes you need a little luck, but the work done by Didier is considerable. For the first match [of Euro 2020], he will be there.”
As for the Zidane speculation, Le Graet had this to say: “There has been no will on his part, manifested by him, to train the national team,”
“We have not thought about it. Didier is in place until 2020. Me too, [then] we’ll see.”