France Coach Didier Deschamps to Remain in Charge Despite Euro 2024 Semi-final Defeat

France’s Euro 2024 campaign came to an end in the semi-finals, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Spain on Tuesday evening. Despite the disappointment, French Football Federation president Philippe Diallo has confirmed that Didier Deschamps will continue as the national team’s head coach, with two years remaining on his current contract.

Deschamps’ Exceptional Career as France Manager

Deschamps, who has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012, guided the team to a semi-final appearance in the European Championship, but their performances in Germany were largely uninspiring, with no player scoring from open play until the semi-final.

“He does indeed have a contract and has fulfilled the sporting objective that was given to him,” Diallo told L’Equipe. “When we look at his career at the manager of the French team, it is exceptional. Didier led this team in the best possible way during the Euros.”

Analyzing the Semi-final Defeat and Planning for the Future

Diallo also revealed that he will meet with Deschamps in the coming days to discuss the team’s shortcomings in the semi-final and plan for the future, with the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America being the next major tournament on the horizon.

“We will discuss together in the coming days to analyze in more depth what we lacked during this semi-final and what would have allowed us to go further,” Diallo said. “This month, I have seen a lot of professionalism, a search for excellence. We must keep the French team heading in this direction.”

The decision to retain Didier Deschamps as the France coach comes amid speculation that Zinedine Zidane, a French football legend, remains out of work since stepping down as Real Madrid boss in 2021. However, Diallo’s comments suggest that Deschamps will continue to lead the national team, as they look to bounce back from the Euro 2024 disappointment and prepare for the upcoming challenges in the world of Football.

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