The French football national team has gone through a number of ups and down in the past 4 years. Raymond Domenech is a former coach of the French national side but it was an awful period of time for the French side as Domenech was unable to guide the French past the group stages of the 2010 World Cup after losing against: Mexico and South Africa as they only managed for secure 1 point in the group stages and were eliminated very early.
Laurent Blanc took charge of the national side and things slowly started to pick up in favor of the national side as they managed to make it into the quarter-finals of the 2012 Euro’s which was a fairly good result taking into consideration of everything that the squad had been going through in that time.
After 2 years as the coach of the French team, Laurent Blanc stepped down and Didier Deschamps was appointed as the new manager of the squad and this seems to have been a very good decision as the French side has been performing much better than some time ago and this was evidenced by the fact that Didier Deschamps was able to guide the team into the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.
Didier Deschamps is attempting to turn the French side into the champions that they once were some years ago and the results are beginning to show in the pitch. The 46 year old manager originally signed a 2 year long contract with the French team but things have been going so well that the French Football Federation (FFF) decided to extend his contract until the UEFA Euro 2016.
The French national team seems to be in good hands under the guidance of Deschamps but there is another iconic figure who is interested in taking up the managerial role of France and it’s Zinedine Zidane.
The Ballon d’Or winner has already stated that he would like to coach the French national side and he is currently earning his coaching badges by managing the reserve team of Real Madrid, Castilla.