French President Emmanuel Macron makes a plea about Didier Deschamps’ contract

French President Emmanuel Macron makes a plea about Didier Deschamps' contract

France President Emmanuel Macron has encouraged the French Football Federation to extend Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps’ contract after bringing the team to two World Cup finals.

Deschamps’ current contract, which he signed in 2019, will expire after the tournament.

The former France captain is one of just a few persons in history to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager. He might become the first men’s team coach to win consecutive championships since Vittorio Pozzo led Italy to victory in 1934 and 1938.

To add to his remarkable record, Deschamps led France to the Euro 2016 final earlier in his tenure, winning the most recent edition of the UEFA Nations League in 2021.

“Our people deserve simple and pure pleasure, and sport, particularly football, delivers that,” President Macron told reporters after seeing the French nation play Morocco.

“I feel lot better now than I did an hour and a half ago. We have struggled at times, but we have seen a perfect squad,” he continued.

“A tremendous thank you to our coach, Didier Deschamps, and to this squad, which is a blend of different generations, which is fantastic.

“Deschamps, three finals, and he win them all!” Deschamps, with his baraka and brilliance, is never two without three. We bring the Cup back, and Deschamps must certainly remain! “I am tremendously proud of this French squad.”

France will meet Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday, which will be the last game for seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in the tournament as his quest for the one major prize he has yet to win comes to a close.