Didier Deschamps led France to the semi-finals of the World Cup against England on Saturday. This means that the association's minimum goal for the tournament has been achieved. According to a report from France, it is clear that Deschamps will remain in charge of the national team after the tournament. His contract is about to expire.
Deschamps is currently at least fourth place with France after the 2018 World Cup title. Les Bleus beat England 2-1 in the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday and now meet Morocco in the round of four; the chances of entering the final again and also of defending the title are good.
If there were any doubts about Deschamps - the 54-year-old has been criticized for playing too plainly with France - the win over England has largely dispelled them. Deschamps didn't want to answer his own question about the future on Saturday evening: "Now I'm the coach in the semi-finals, we'll see about everything else," the 54-year-old only evaded. However, Le Parisien reported on Sunday that Deschamps will definitely remain France's national coach until 2024. Association President Noël Le Graët had already confirmed at the beginning of the week that Deschamps should stay beyond the World Cup. Deschamp's contract expires at the end of the year and a decision will be made soon after the tournament.
This article was originally published on 90min.de as the contract expires after the World Cup: the decision about Deschamps' future is probably certain.