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Didier Deschamps gives an update on France future

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The 54-year-old has spent the past decade in charge of the French national team.

France manager Didier Deschamps has said he won’t decide his future at the national team until the new year.

The former Juventus and Marseille coach gave a brief update on what lies ahead next in his career after France’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final.

“You’re not first to ask. Even if we had won, I would not be able to answer that tonight,” Deschamps said at a post-match press conference in Lusail.

“Of course, I am very sad for the players and staff, but I’ll have a meeting with the [French Football Federation] president at the start of next year and then you’ll find out.”

Deschamps has overseen 139 matches with France, winning 89 times (D26 L24) en route to World Cup success in 2018 and Nations League glory in 2021. The national also reached the Euro 2016 and World Cup 2022 finals under him.

Reports have frequently touted former Real Madrid manager Zidane Zidane as a potential future France successor for Deschamps.