Didier Deschamps did not appreciate certain remarks by Frank Leboeuf, an outspoken consultant.
Disappeared from French screens since leaving RMC Sport in 2020, Franck Lebœuf nevertheless continues to officiate as a consultant for ESPN. He will also be on deck during the World Cup, whether in the United States or from Normandy where he is installed. The former central defender will deliver his analyzes there often without concession.
During Euro 2016, his comments had also earned him a shouting match from Didier Deschamps. “I criticized him when he positioned Matuidi on the right. I said he made a mistake but he quickly corrected himself. Didier yelled at me on the phone so I sent him the video. He hadn’t seen anything but good friends had told him that I had pruned, he remembered in the columns of the JDD. In fact, we had made the same observation at the same time. It’s my job to say what I see. Respectfully. »
Didier Deschamps is not the only 98 world champion with whom he had words. It was the same with Christophe Dugarry, guilty, in his eyes, of having been too scathing. “I blamed Duga for saying that such and such a player sucked. At this level, no one is. But some consultants play a role in pleasing their audience”he confided about his former colleague at RMC.