BREAKING:World Cup winning coach & Player Deschamps signs new French contract until 2022

France have extended coach Didier Deschamps’ contract until after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Deschamps, who was appointed back in July of 2012 and had a deal until the end of the European Championship next summer, has penned two and a half additional years until the end of 2022.

Deschamps, who led Les Bleus to World Cup success in 2018 and captained the 1998 winners on home soil and the Euro 2000 championship as a player, will have served a full decade as coach if he sees out his new contract.

Progress has been steady for France under Deschamps, with World Cup success following dramatic qualification for the 2014 edition that eventually saw a quarterfinal finish, and then a painful defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final.

Deschamps, who has coached Monaco, Juventus and Marseille at club level, is only the third man to taste World Cup glory as both player and coach after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer. Only the German and the Frenchman achieved the feat as captain.

France will be looking to add the European crown next summer and have been drawn in the same group as holders Portugal and 2014 world champions Germany.

BREAKING:World Cup winning coach & Player Deschamps signs new French contract until 2022

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