his contract was “unanimously” approved, his reaction to Noël Le Graet

After learning of Didier Deschamps’ contract, Comex unanimously approved it.

[Mis à jour le 11 janvier 2023 à 16h33] While FFF President Noel Le Graet was recalled by the body’s Comex this Wednesday, January 11, Didier Deschamps’ contract was unanimously approved by all members present in a press release issued by the FFF. minutes after the decision.

In a tense environment, Didier Deschamps announced on January 7 that he will extend his post as head of the French team until 2026. But this extension raised many questions. If the extension is the “prerogative of the president” as explained by L’Equipe, some elements could be changed, as breaking Didier Deschamps’ contract was out of the question. One possibility being considered was a return to the two-year deal Noel Le Graet had originally wanted. All terms and conditions are finally approved.

Didier Deschamps, who was present this Wednesday, January 11, for the operation of the yellow cloths in Nice, did not mention the withdrawal of Noël Le Graet, but returned to what he said against Zinedine Zidane, evaluating them as “inappropriate”. “Before I am asked questions. I prefer to say a few words about the statements of my president. His words, as he admitted and admitted, were inappropriate. I think it is very good that he apologized to Zizou. The sports situation led to this. The sports competition between the two of us. Even for some, the opposition. I will always have great respect for him because of what we experienced and what we shared together. Already in our first life as a player and what he represents in French football and sport.”

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Didier Deschamps was born on October 15, 1968 in Bayonne, where he grew up with parents Pierre and Ginette and older brother Philippe. After joining the FC Nantes training center in 1983, he quickly moved into a defensive midfield position. During his time in Loire-Atlantique, he had the good fortune to meet his future wife, Claude, but also had the misfortune of losing his brother Philippe, who was the victim of a plane crash on December 21, 1987, and then his father-in-law. he died of a heart attack three days later. At the end of his five years under the colors of Nantes, he was transferred to Olympique de Marseille. Loaned to Girondins de Bordeaux in the 1990–91 season, he returned to Marseille to win and captain the club in 1991. With OM, he won the Champions League in 1993 and two French championships in 1990 and 1992. In 1994, he joined Juventus in Turin, where he won eleven titles with Zinedine Zidane, including one new Champions League in 1996 and three Italian championships. league titles. At the same time, he was called to the French national team in 1989 and became the captain of the national team in 1994. He won the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Championship with the Blues. He was transferred to “Chelsea” in 1999, and then to “Valencia” in 2000. He retired as a player at the end of the season.

In 2001, he was appointed head coach of the Monaco club, where he played in the Champions League final in 2004. In 2006, he coached Turin “Juventus” for one season and fell to the 2nd division. He returned to the team after a two-year break. OM, where he won five titles, including the French champion in 2010. He left the club in 2012 to take charge of the France team he took to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where France reached the quarter-finals. In 2016, the Blues are in the Euro final, losing to Portugal (1-0) in extra time. The French team gets revenge after two years and wins the second World Cup held in Russia. After a mixed start to the competition, victory in the round of 16 against Argentina sent the Blues into the final where they beat Croatia (4-2). Didier Deschamps then qualified the Blues for Euro 2021, where they are among the competition’s heavy favourites. But France finally won the penalty shootout against Switzerland in the round of 16. In 2022, he managed to lead the French team to the final of the World Cup in Qatar for the second time in a row, but the blues lost again on penalties to Leo Messi’s Argentina.

According to figures published by the Dutch press Zoom TV In 2018, Didier Deschamps would receive a salary of 3.4 million euros (excluding bonuses) from the French Football Federation. During an interview a few months later Parisian, the Blues coach, however, refused to confirm these figures. “I won’t tell you, because it’s indecent,” he explained. It’s impossible to talk about it. I’ve been aware for many years that I’m a privileged person. I’m not ashamed, on the contrary. I could argue, but Mr. and Mrs. , because they have trouble.”

As a player, Didier Deschamps was part of the team that missed out on qualification for the 1994 World Cup after a heartbreaking defeat against Bulgaria at the Parc des Princes in November 1993. The midfielder, who was then named captain by new coach Aimé Jacquet, led the Blues. In 1998, he won his first victory in the world championship at home. Didier Deschamps, who started his career as a club coach, took over the helm of the French national team after Euro-2012. In the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil, the place snatched against Ukraine in the play-off stage was able to raise “Blues” to the 1/4 finals. In 2018, the coach patiently built his team without Karim Benzema but relying on youth. Kylian Mbappe. The result: a second world title after a great victory against Croatia in the final (4-2), this time on the bench. If he can lead France to another World Cup final in Qatar in 2022, he will not be able to repeat that feat as the Blues lose to Argentina.

After training in Nantes, Didier Deschamps moved to Marseille Olympique at the age of 21. After a difficult season, he was loaned to Bordeaux. The midfielder is up against Bernard Tapie, who wants to sell him to PSG. Deschamps insists and earns the right to start the season with OM. After two seasons, the young player became the first captain of the French team that lifted the Champions League trophy on May 26, 1993. He left the club a year later and moved to Turin “Juventus”. In 2009, Didier Deschamps returned to OM as first team coach. In his first year, the technician achieved a League Cup-Championship double, ending a 17-year trophy drought for OM. Didier Deschamps would leave Marseille in 2012, with 2 more League Cups under his belt, but internal tensions would derail him.

Didier Deschamps, who is very discreet about his personal life, has been married to Claude for over three decades. After meeting while studying in Nantes, the couple have a son, Dylan, born in 1996. Despite the shared passion between father and son, Dylan studies finance and launches his startup App4Media.

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