While Noël Le Graët is slow to agree with Didier Deschamps, in a strong position to keep the boss of the French team, the French Football Federation has actually approached Zinedine Zidane.
Barring an unexpected turn of events, Didier Deschamps should see himself through. Encouraged by the Blues’ good results in Qatar, the former midfielder is keen to continue the adventure at the helm of the French team, as is Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation. However, the two men struggle to reach an agreement. While Didier Deschamps wants to commit until 2026, the Breton manager does not want to go beyond 2024.
“We have to be able to cope. But no one bar. It’s not done,” had entrusted the Parisian to the boss of 3F after meeting the tricolor coach in his Guingamp stronghold. And if an agreement was planned this Friday between Noël Le Graët and Jean-Pierre Bernès, the agent of the former midfielder, patience is required. “He came to Guingamp. I want to see him again. We are not close to five minutes…”, he threw on The teamconfirming that his appointment is not on the agenda for the scheduled general meeting this Saturday.
If Didier Deschamps’ maintenance therefore seems acquired, it was completely different at the beginning of the autumn. So much so that, according to Liberation, the Federation’s director general Florence Hardouin visited Alain Migliaccio, Zinedine Zidane’s agent, in Switzerland. The latter, as eager as he is to be in charge of the selection, had actually not wanted to meet the federation leader. “I’ve never called Zidane in my life, contrary to what some people suggest. That would have been wrong of me. Nobody around me called him me anyway.” but assured Noël Le Graët, last month…