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Deschamps named France boss

The FFF has announced that 1998 World Cup winner will take charge of Les Bleus after Laurent Blanc opted not to renew his deal earlier this summer.

Didier Deschamps has been named as the successor to Laurent Blanc as France head coach, with the FFF confirming the news via a statement on Sunday.

Having recently vacated his role as Olympique de Marseille boss, Deschamps was immediately installed as favorite to replace his former international teammate, but moved to dismiss such suggestions earlier in the week.

After considering his options, 'DD' has now opted to accept the FFF's offer after all.

No details about the length of his contract have been disclosed, but his deal is expected to run until the 2014 World Cup, with the option of two further years, taking him through to Euro 2016, which will be played in France. 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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