Deschamps set to talk with French Football Federation over his future

Sun 04 July 2021 | 12:55

At Euro 2020, France failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2010, and Didier Deschamps' job is in jeopardy.

Didier Deschamps

will meet with

Noel Le Graet

, the French Football Federation (FFF) head, next week to address France's

Euro 2020


Pre-tournament favorites France won a difficult group that included Portugal, Germany, and Hungary, only to be defeated in penalty shoot-outs by Switzerland in the last-16 round. 

It was the first time Les Blues had failed to secure the quarter-finals spot in a major tournament since the

2010 World Cup


Since quitting his role as Real Madrid manager in May,

Zinedine Zidane

has been frequently connected with the post, prompting speculation over Deschamps' future. 

Deschamps has been at the helm of his country since 2012, winning the World Cup in 2018 and reaching the Euro 2016 final during that period. 

Last week, La Great reiterated that Deschamps' employment is not in jeopardy, but the FFF president wants to speak with him in the days ahead.

"We will meet next week. I always let 10 days pass first," La Graet told Telefoot. "We'll meet in my office in Guingamp and spend the day together.

"Everyone has to think about what went right and what went wrong. We'll spend the day chatting. He's a friend, someone who has always been faithful. This is his first failure."

When quizzed about his recent remarks about Deschamps' position being safe, La Graet said: "I didn't say that. I said we will have a discussion. We will speak about what went wrong."

After a 1-0 win against Germany in their first Euro 2020 match, France drew with Portugal and Hungary before falling on penalties to Switzerland after a 3-3 stalemate. 

The world champions blew a 3-1 lead against the Swiss in Bucharest and were eliminated in the penalties 5-4. 

Les Blues have now been eliminated in three of their previous 11 games in major competitions in that they have played extra time. 

Pondering over his nation's shocking departure in the first knockout stage, La Graet said:

"I feel disappointment more than anger. We must remember we had a difficult group.

"We finished top of our pool, and switched off for 10 minutes against Switzerland. Not everyone played at the same level, but we can't throw away everything we've previously done.

"We have quality players and coaches. We will analyze things that didn't work next week. Sometimes it's small details."

France returns to action on September 1 against

Bosnia and Herzegovina

in a World Cup qualifier.


source: SportMob

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