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France team: between Deschamps and Le Graët, a simple matter of time

2023-01-04T08:59:09.261Z


Even if the extension of the coach's contract seems acquired, it is struggling to materialize for a reason of temporality.


Even if all love stories are supposed to end badly according to a famous song, the one that unites Noël Le Graët to Didier Deschamps should continue at least a little longer.

Indeed, according to L'Équipe, the two men, who had lunch together on December 29 near Guingamp, the stronghold of the president of the French Football Federation (FFF), would be on the same wavelength concerning the fact to continue the adventure - started on July 8, 2012 - together.

With one minor detail, however...

Unlike the previous extensions, which were each time simple formalities symbolizing the harmonious understanding between the two men, this time there is a divergence.

Real, but which does not seem prohibitive.

Namely the duration of the extension of the contract of Didier Deschamps.

Who, officially, has not been in office since January 1.

The 1998 world champion would like to see his position confirmed until the next World Cup, in 2026, in North America (United States, Canada and Mexico).

Which would allow him to experience the next Euro in 2024 in Germany not as a chopper, but as a springboard.

As much as a personal quest, since he did not win it as coach.

2024 or 2026, you will have to choose

However, Noël Le Graët would like this extension to go no further than 2024. For the simple and good reason that new elections will take place at that time within the Federation to elect a new president, who will no longer be the Costa Rican, now 81 years old.

And the former president of Guingamp would not like to "

impose

" Didier Deschamps as coach on his successor.

A legitimate position, even if Le Graët had not held one in March 2015 when he extended the former midfielder until the 2018 World Cup, without taking into account the 2017 vote. But at the time, no doubt had -he in mind to retain power Boulevard de Grenelle, which is no longer the case today.

Not at all a question of money

Another concern to be resolved to finally convince a Deschamps wishing to continue his mission in the best conditions, the question of the relationship between the France team and the various services of the federation, which has experienced some failures.

The former OM coach would like to see someone he trusts appointed to avoid any logistical problems and gain in working comfort.

On the other hand, as the sports daily points out, the financial aspect was not mentioned, or very little, Didier Deschamps not making it a priority.

In short, while Noël Le Graët hoped to formalize an agreement at the next federal assembly on Saturday, he will probably have to wait a little longer.

And put a little oil in the wheels.

Source: lefigaro

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