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Breaking: Deschamps signs new two-year deal with France

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France have extended the contract of their manager, Didier Deschamps, after offering a new 2-year deal.

Didier Deschamps has penned down a new two-year deal with Les Blues. The contract will see Deschamps being tied down to France until 2022.

As a result, the 51-year old will also get a chance to defend the World Cup in Qatar. Other than that, Deschamps will also oversee France’s development in the Euro 2020.

Prior to the EURO 2020 qualification stage, French Football Federation president Noel de Graet declared that Deschamp’s contract extension depended on the team’s results in the competition.

Following France’s performances, it is only reasonable that the Frenchman got the nod from the federation.

Under the former captain’s management, France has won the 2018 World Cup. They also reached the final of EURO 2020 but eventually lost to Portugal.

Didier Deschamps, who captained France to the 1998 World Cup glory, took over at the Stade de France in the summer of 2012. He has been in charge of 100 games while maintaining a 65% win rate so far, which is better than any of their previous managers except Jacques Santini.

As it stands, Didier Deschamps will become the longest-serving manager for Les Blues very soon after overtaking Michel Hidalgo.