Report: Deschamps to make France decision at the weekend

The former Olympique de Marseille boss is being given as much time as needed by the French Football Federation (FFF) to decide whether to coach his country.
Didier Deschamps will decide whether to take up the offer to guide France's national team at the weekend, according to RMC.

The 43-year-old was immediately installed as the clear favorite to replace Laurent Blanc, who recently left his position as Les Bleus' coach, following the side's Euro 2012 quarterfinal exit.

However, it was soon reported that the French Football Federation (FFF) was knocked back in its attempts to appoint Deschamps, a rumor that was quickly denied by president Noel Le Graet.

The governing body is reportedly willing to let the World Cup-winning captain take as long he wants to weigh up his options, but it is believed he will make up his mind before the end of the week.

Other names linked to the role include Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and France legend and current Real Madrid director Zinedine Zidane.

Deschamps enjoyed success at Olympique de Marseille, winning the Ligue 1 title in 2010 but left at the end of the past season after a campaign of underachievement, despite a Coupe de la Ligue triumph. has a new podcast! Goal Daily Podcast is a MUST for all Soccer fans and discusses the very latest news and views. What’s more when you sign up the service is FREE for the first month and you can cancel anytime.

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