If the extension of Didier Deschamps until 2026 has cringed, the English coach can count on the full support of Jean-Pierre Papin.
Despite the World Cup final disputed by the France team, Didier Deschamps has come under a lot of criticism in recent days. Consequence of his lack of enthusiasm to denounce the words of Noël Le Graët about Zinedine Zidane but also of his extension at the head of the Blues. If seeing the native of Bayonne continue the adventure in the coach’s costume does not shock anyone, the duration of the new contract, which runs until the next World Cup in 2026, poses another problem.
“The continuity, it should have been two more years and we see after the Euro. It seemed healthier to me, especially since Didier will already have had a twelve-year lease at the head of the Blues.thus considered Bixente Lizarazu despite all the merits of his former teammate: “Didier had a great World Cup, he showed that he still had energy, that he knew how to manage his group well despite serious injuries. Since he took the France team, the shirt is respected, he won a World Cup, the results are very positive. »
I don’t see why there are discussions
But for Jean-Pierre Papin, the extension of Didier Deschamps is self-evident and should not be the subject of any reservations. “I still have quite a few relationships with DD. It seems so logical to me to renew a coach who arrived in the World Cup final that I do not see why there are discussions on this subject, he thus confided in the columns of Provence. Since he became a coach, he found his way, he touched all the successes. When you are the coach of the France team, when your players are in the best European clubs, it’s a bit normal to be at the top of the bill. »
“But you also have to manage each other’s egos, have the right tactics, and in this area, Didier is incredible, added the former OM striker. He found a composition and the necessary players despite the absentees. It is not given to everyone…”