Sunday July 8 2012
Deschamps to lead France

Former Juventus midfielder and Coach Didier Deschamps is set to become the new Head Coach of the French national team.

Deschamps, who spent five years in the 1990s as a player in Turin before returning in 2006 to lead the post-Calciopoli side to the Serie B title, recently confirmed his departure as Coach of Marseille.

With France on the look-out for a new Coach since Laurent Blanc’s departure after a disappointing Euro 2012 campaign, L’Equipe believe that the French Football Federation have plumped for his former France teammate and captain Deschamps.

Deschamps, who notably eliminated Inter from the Champions League with Marseille last term, is said to have originally turned down the FFF’s offer, but is now set for a two-year contract with the national side. That will include an automatic extension of a further two years, should the team secure qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

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