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France: Deschamps to hold FFF meeting amid exit rumours

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The Blues manager is yet to announce a decision over his future after the World Cup.

French Football Federation (FFF) chief Noel Le Graet confirms he will meet Didier Deschamps next week.

Deschamps led France to their second consecutive World Cup final in Qatar. But a thrilling final saw his side miss out on the title in the penalty shoot-outs.

The 54-year-old’s contract will expire in the coming days, with a few sources speculating Deschamps might step down from his role.

Having led France to three major finals during his tenure, Deschamps has earned enough respect to fully decide his future.

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Speaking about Deschamps’ situation, Le Graet reveals he will soon hold a meeting with the French manager.

“Didier has done his job well, he has priority, and I think we will agree [to carry on],” Le Graet told Ouest-France.

“We are already going to spend some time together to talk a bit about what happened in Qatar and how we are already considering the 2024 European Championship.

“If he does not want to stay, it will be a very short [meeting].

“If he wants to stay, there will be slightly longer discussions.

“It would be good if we can complete this [process around the decision] before the end of the year.”