As after every major competition for ten years that Deschamps has been in office, the two men will meet in Guingamp (Côtes-d'Armor), stronghold of Le Graët, to take stock of sporting and logistics and discuss the future.

This meeting is scheduled for next week, explained Le Graët to the Breton daily, without giving a precise date.

He wants to see Deschamps stay and "complete this before the end of the year".

"In my opinion, we will settle this at Guingamp. If he does not want to stay, it will be very short. If he wants to stay, there will be somewhat longer discussions," he said.

At the end of the contract, Deschamps really appreciates his position and has the cards in hand to extend given the success of the World Cup-2022, where France reached the final.

But according to the daily L'Equipe, he could ask, beyond Euro-2024 in 18 months in Germany, for a contract until the World Cup-2026.

"And why not 2030?" Quipped Le Graët, who first wants to see "how we are already considering the 2024 European Championship".

Especially since the date corresponds to the end of his third and last term as head of the FFF.

Asked about a possible recourse to Zinédine Zidane in the event of Deschamps' departure, Le Graët cut it short: "I did not think about the fact that Didier could leave (...) Didier did his job well, he has priority , and I think we'll come to an agreement".

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