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Deschamps wants France job long term

12 December 2014, 17:36

Paris - Didier Deschamps has already discussed a long term future at the helm of the French football team with his federation president and wants to stay on beyond Euro 2016, he told AFP on Friday.

"Absolutely," replied Deschamps when asked if he wanted to stay on after France has hosted the Euro 2016 finals, where his current contract expires.

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"Noel Le Graet (The French Football Federation boss) wants that, and I want it too. This is totally clear and we both fully agree on that matter," explained Deschamps.

"We have already discussed this and will continue to do so," he said. "He (Le Graet) wants me to carry on (beyond the finals)."

The former Monaco and Juventus coach who led France to the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as captain of the team, declined to reveal any indication of when a prolongation might take place.

Deschamps qualified France for the 2014 World Cup finals where they fell 1-0 to Germany in the quarter-finals after taking over the job in the summer of 2012 from previous coach Laurent Blanc.



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