Didier Deschamps agrees contract extension to remain France manager
Last Updated: 31/10/17 4:35pm
Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as manager of France until 2020, the president of the French Football Federation has announced.
The former France captain, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, began his tenure in charge of Les Bleus in 2012 and was contracted to stay in charge until 2018 but will now remain in his post until Euro 2020.
Deschamps has already enjoyed success with France since replacing Laurent Blanc, leading them to the final of Euro 2016 on home soil.
"For me Didier is the best, there is no contest," said Noel Le Graet at a press conference in Paris.
"Everyone on the executive committee of the FFF unanimously supports this extension."
Deschamps led his country to automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia by topping their qualifying group and his contract extension means the 49-year-old will remain in charge for eight years.
"With Deschamps, France is once again a country that counts," Le Graet added in justifying the decision.
"This contract extension is the reward and ends any false doubt that could have troubled France in their preparation for the World Cup next June."