Zinedine Zidane remains adamant in his pursuit to secure the managerial position at the France national team despite the confirmation of Didier Deschamps stay with the Les Blues’ as he turns down coaching offers from European clubs.
Reports in L’ Equipe suggests that clubs in England have taken interest in the former Real Madrid manager but all their biddings have been rejected by Zidane who is ambitious to coach the French team. The former French international has also earlier waded off offers from Juventus after the club earmarked the him as a potential replacement for Andre Pirlo before finally appointing Massimiliano Allegri.
Zinadine Zidane has emerged has the next in line for the France job following the reigning world champion underwhelming performance in the Euro 2020 that resulted in their shocking exit at the round-of-16 stage after Switzerland’s remarkable comeback saw them to victory over France.
The speculations surrounding Didier Deschamps continuity as the Les Blues manager was put to bed in just three minutes after the French Football Federation (FFF) President Noel Le Graet responded in affirmative when asked about Deschamps future with the France national team.
“The answer is yes. I received it at length on Wednesday in Guingamp. The matter was settled in three minutes. His will is very strong to continue, mine is too. There was no debate on ‘what are we doing’ and ‘how do we do it?’,” Le Graet told French media L’ Equipe.
Following the definitive asseveration of Le Graet, Deschamps who has a contract with the France Football Federation until December 2022, will be at the helm of affairs of the French team at the Qatar 2022 World Cup which implies that Zinadine Zidane will have to wait for at least 17 months before he can land the France job.
Didier Deschamps was appointed as the France manager in 2012 after the dismissal of Laurent Blanc and he has since then transformed the fortune of the French side, leading them to Euro 2016 final and their second world cup triumph in 2018. The wait to become the next France coach for Zidane may however extend provided that Deschamps wishes to stay and churns out positive results, as stated by FFF President Noel Le Graet.