Didier Deschamps extends France contract until 2020

The French Football Federation has announced that Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as France coach until 2020.

Deschamps took over in 2012 and led Les Bleus to the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, where they were beaten by Portugal.

He has successfully led the French to next year’s World Cup in Russia with just one defeat in their 10 qualifying matches.

Since taking over from Laurent Blanc after France’s quarter-final exit at Euro 2012, Deschamps has overseen 70 games in charge.

He has won 44 of his games in the dugout, drawing 12 and losing 14 giving him a win rate of 62.86 per cent.

Deschamps won 103 caps for France during his playing career and captained them to glory in both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

France returned to action in the next round of the international break this month.

Deschamps will lead his side out for two friendly matches against Wales on November 10 and away in Germany four days later.

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