Deschamps’ France contract extended to 2022 World Cup

PARIS (AFP) – Didier Deschamps’ (pic below) contract as coach of world champions France has been extended through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a source said yesterday.

Deschamps, a former France skipper who led the team to 1998 World Cup glory, has been at the coaching helm of Les Bleus since summer 2012.

The decision to extend his contract was made official by the French Football Federation at a press conference yesterday.

Federation President Noel Le Graet had previously said that a contract extension for the 51-year-old Deschamps was dependent on France qualifying for the 2020 European championships.