French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has played down rumours that Zinedine Zidane could replace Didier Deschamps as France manager.
“We start the World Cup with Didier. He signed a contract at least until 2020. And fortunately! Imagine if I didn’t do that… It’s better to be totally secure, the problem is not there now,” Le Graet told RMC.
“There will not be any talks with him [Zidane] in the coming year. If I see him, we can talk of course, but the Deschamps is here until 2020 or even beyond.”
Zidane, 45, stunningly resigned from Real Madrid last week after he lifted a third-successive Champions League title. This has caused speculation that a poor World Cup 2018 campaign for his fellow World Cup 1998 and Euro 2000 winner could lead to the sack.