During the extraordinary executive committee, which resulted in the resignation of Noël Le Graët as president of the French Football Federation, the members “unanimously” approved the extension of Didier Deschamps to the post of coach of the French team. His new contract (until 2026) had created some tension.
Didier Deschamps’ contract has been validated. On Saturday, the coach himself announced his contract extension until 2026. On Wednesday, the extraordinary executive committee approved the contract “unanimously”: “FFF Comex informed about the terms of the extension of Didier Deschamps’ contract at the head of the French team until 2026, validated it unanimously”, confirmed the document published by the FFF.
The duration of the contract has raised eyebrows
This item had been put on the agenda of this meeting at the French Football Federation headquarters, resulting in Noël Le Graët resigning as president. It is the duration of the contract – four years and not two – that had created the beginning of tension among some. Especially since Noël Le Graët’s mandate officially ends in two years.
The head of the FFF (now in retirement) officially wanted to extend the coach’s lease for two years. Didier Deschamps wanted a four-year contract. The signature had already taken place before the validation by Comex.