Deschamps explains Reds snub

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Didier Deschamps insists he has 'no regrets' at having spurned the opportunity to join Liverpool.

French coach admits he could not walk away from Marseille

Didier Deschamps insists he has 'no regrets' at having spurned the opportunity to join Liverpool. In the wake of Rafa Benitez's departure earlier this summer, the Anfield hierarchy identified Deschamps as a possible candidate for their vacant managerial post. They subsequently asked reigning Ligue 1 champions Marseille for permission to speak with their boss, keen to determine whether he would be interested. However, the former France international made it clear from the start that he had no interest in taking the reins on Merseyside. Deschamps, who helped Marseille to European Cup glory in 1993, feels a special affinity to his current employers and admits he would find it difficult to walk away from the job. With that in mind, and with unfinished business to attend to at Stade Velodrome, the World Cup winner claims he is happy with the career choices he has made.

Emotional

"Liverpool? I have no regrets," Deschamps told L'Equipe. "With Marseille, the emotional aspect is very important. I preferred to sign an extension here rather than start again in a new place. "I made that choice because I cam convinced that we have the ambition to do much more than we did last season, a lot more. "That ambition depends on us bringing in three or four reinforcements though. "Quality is important, but it has a price. I know we are in a difficult period economically, and we are in France, but I was convinced that we could keep our best players and bring in some new ones."

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