Le Graët will propose to Deacon to extend until the 2024 Olympics

The day after the elimination of the France team against Germany (1-2) in the semi-finals of the Euro, Noël Le Graët spoke about the future of Corinne Deacon, the coach of the Bleues whose the contract expires at the end of the competition. The president of the French Football Federation announced to AFP that he was going to offer a two-year extension to the coach.

The president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, will offer coach Corinne Deacon to extend her contract until the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, he announced in an interview with AFP on Thursday, the next day. the elimination of Les Bleues in the semi-finals of the Euro against Germany (1-2).

“With Corinne, we’re on the right track. It’s been harder, but we’re making progress. I don’t see why we wouldn’t find an agreement,” he said, praising the merits of a France team. “consistent and progressing” despite a defeat at the gates of the Euro final. The contract of the boss of the Blue, in office since 2017, expires after the European Championship. The president of the FFF had set the semi-finals as the minimum objective to be achieved.

“I don’t see why I won’t support her”

Before the defeat against the Germans, “we came out of 18 matches without defeat, it shows that our team is coherent and in progress”, commented Le Graët, referring to the rejuvenation driven by the coach: “She has just formed the team of tomorrow with [Marie-Antoinette] Katoto who will obviously be a starter as soon as she recovers [de sa blessure au genou droit].”

Regarding Deacon, “she must want to continue” but, if so, “she will be on the bench of Les Bleues for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, then at the 2024 Olympics in Paris,” he said. “I still supported her in times when there weren’t many people to support her. Today there are results that are rather positive, I don’t see why I won’t support her again “, he developed.

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