His decision was expected.
It is now enacted.
According to our information Didier Deschamps has, as we already suggested on our site on December 30, extended his contract as coach, the term of which was set for December 31, 2022, until 2026.
On Thursday, December 29, he had met its president, Noël Le Graët, in his Guingamp stronghold.
During this convivial and constructive meeting, the decision had not been recorded, but the two parties had already expressed their common desire to continue the adventure.
The few obstacles to be removed, details with regard to the bond of trust that unites the two men, were then quickly removed.
They mainly related to the duration of the contract and the room for maneuver of the Basque technician, rather than the amount of his salary.
In the end, Noël Le Graët decided to extend Deschamps until the 2026 World Cup, as the latter wished.
The signature took place Friday evening in Paris, on the eve of the federal assembly of the body organized this Saturday.
Thursday, Jean-Pierre Bernès, the agent of the coach had met Le Graët in the capital in order to settle the contractual details in less than 30 minutes.
If great discretion has surrounded this file in recent days, it is largely due to the Breton leader's desire to preserve the scoop of this announcement, this Saturday, to the presidents of Leagues and districts, during the assembly General of the FFF at the Méridien Porte Maillot.