Didier Deschamps

Born: October 15, 1968 (age 47)

Height: 5'8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Bayonne, France
Nationality: France French

France head coach Didier Deschamps during a press conference on November 11, 2013
Career History
International2012-France
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Lille's French midfielder Eric Bautheac (C) vies with Nice's French forward Hatem Ben Arfa (R) during the French L1 football match OGC Nice vs Lille at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France, on November 1, 2015.
Hatem Ben Arfa eyes Euro 2016 spot
Nice midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is hopeful of representing France at Euro 2016 having revived his career in Ligue 1.
Apr 26, 18:36
France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Karim Benzema not selected for France's Euro 2016 campaign
The French Football Federation confirms that Karim Benzema will not be selected for Euro 2016 due to his alleged involvement in a sex-tape blackmail plot.
Apr 13, 17:12
France's coach Didier Deschamps is pictured prior to a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Didier Deschamps: 'Paris attacks still on our minds'
Didier Deschamps admits that his France squad still have November's terrorist attacks on their minds as they return to the Stade de France.
Mar 28, 21:03
Dimitri Payet of West Ham United celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at the Boleyn Ground on September 14, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Dimitri Payet reveals clear-the-air talks with France boss Didier Deschamps
West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet is hoping to earn a place in the France squad for Euro 2016 having held clear-the-air talks with manager Didier Deschamps.
Mar 28, 14:09
Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil look distraught during the FA Cup game between Arsenal and Watford on March 13, 2016
France boss Didier Deschamps singles out Arsenal's Olivier Giroud for praise
Didier Deschamps pays tribute to Olivier Giroud for his performance in France's 3-2 win over the Netherlands.
Mar 26, 20:10
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 20, 2016
West Ham United star Dimitri Payet impresses France coach Didier Deschamps
France coach Didier Deschamps heaps praise on Dimitri Payet after the West Ham playmaker's strong performance in the 3-2 win over the Netherlands on Friday.
Mar 26, 10:52
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for France against Norway on May 27, 2014.
Live Commentary: Netherlands 2-3 France - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of France's 3-2 victory over the Netherlands, as Les Bleus recover from a late setback to pick up a big win.
Mar 25, 18:45
N'Golo Kante of Leicester looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur on August 22, 2015
France coach Didier Deschamps gushes over "complete" N'Golo Kante after call-up
Didier Deschamps says that N'Golo Kante is a "complete" midfielder after calling him up to the France squad.
Mar 17, 21:38
France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Karim Benzema cleared to be picked by France at Euro 2016
France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is available for Euro 2016 after being cleared to contact international teammate Mathieu Valbuena by a French court.
Mar 11, 17:00
Lyon's French defender Samuel Umtiti (L) vies with Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo (R) during the Champions League group H football match between Lyon and Valencia on September 29, 2015 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France.
Report: Newcastle United eye Samuel Umtiti
A report claims that Newcastle United are contemplating a summer move for Lyon's £10m-rated centre-back Samuel Umtiti.
Feb 29, 20:25
Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane on December 13, 2015 in London, England.
Mauricio Pochettino on Chelsea's managerial shortlist?
Reports claim that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is on Chelsea's shortlist of potential new managers.
Jan 27, 09:39
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Didier Deschamps on Chelsea's radar?
Chelsea reportedly add current France head coach Didier Deschamps to their shortlist of managerial options.
Jan 24, 11:17
France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15,
Karim Benzema hopeful of earning Euro 2016 spot
Karim Benzema insists that he will not give up hope of playing at Euro 2016 as he continues to deal with his off-the-pitch issues.
Dec 6, 18:00
France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15,
France Football Federation considering international suspension for Karim Benzema?
Reports claim that the France Football Federation is considering suspending Karim Benzema from international selection.
Dec 5, 14:56
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema of France leaves the field after the first half of the friendly football game between The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Madrid in Pasadena, California on August 7, 2010
Karim Benzema 'could miss Euro 2016 over sex tape scandal'
Karim Benzema could be left out of France's Euro 2016 squad over his alleged involvement in a sex tape scandal.
Nov 28, 16:09
Head Coach Rudi Garcia of Roma looks on during the Serie A match between US Citta di Palermo and AS Roma at Stadio Renzo Barbera on October 4, 2015 in Palermo, Italy.
Rudi Garcia aims for long-term Roma stay
Rudi Garcia claims that he has thought about spending the next 25 years in charge of Serie A giants Roma.
Nov 24, 19:46
Anthony Martial of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Wayne Rooney hopeful over Anthony Martial injury
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is hopeful that the foot injury sustained by Anthony Martial during the international break is not too serious.
Nov 18, 22:37
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for France against Norway on May 27, 2014.
Olivier Giroud disappointed with France display against England
France striker Olivier Giroud states that the team were disappointing in their friendly defeat to England on Tuesday, despite the circumstances surrounding the match.
Nov 18, 10:56
Man Utd's Anthony Martial warms up prior to the game with Liverpool on September 12, 2015
France boss Didier Deschamps downplays Anthony Martial injury
France manager Didier Deschamps describes Anthony Martial's injury as "just a knock".
Nov 18, 00:11
England manager Roy Hodgson, (L) British Prime Minister David Cameron (3rd L), Britain's Prince William (4th L) and France's coach Didier Deschamps (R) are pictured as they observe a minute's silence before the start of the friendly football match between
England boss Roy Hodgson: 'France match a very poignant occasion'
England manager Roy Hodgson describes his side's meeting with France as "poignant".
Nov 17, 23:13
England and France squad members observe a minute's silence before the start of the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015
Hugo Lloris thanks England for support
France captain Hugo Lloris issues thanks to the England players and supporters after paying tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks at Wembley.
Nov 17, 22:58
Wayne Rooney of England celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015
Match Analysis: England 2-0 France
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at England's 2-0 victory over France in an international friendly dedicated to those affected by the Paris terrorist attacks.
Nov 17, 22:52
Wayne Rooney of England scores his team's second goal during the International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015
Wayne Rooney: 'It was a difficult night'
Wayne Rooney admits that it was a difficult night to be involved in as England beat France on a night when tributes to the victims of the Paris attacks took centre stage.
Nov 17, 22:40
 Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Team News: Eric Dier, Dele Alli start for England against France
Eric Dier and Dele Alli make their first starts for England against France at Wembley.
Nov 17, 19:07
The Wembley arch is illuminated with the French tricolore on November 16, 2015 ahead of the international friendly between England and France
Live Commentary: England 2-0 France - as it happened
Relive England's 2-0 victory over France in an international friendly overshadowed by the terrorist attacks in Paris just four days prior.
Nov 17, 19:00
French former coach Raymond Domenech attends the French Cup match Red Star vs AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Jean Bouin stadium in Paris on February 10, 2015
Former France boss Raymond Domenech: 'We'll show we're not afraid of terrorists'
Ex-France boss Raymond Domenech says that tonight's friendly against England at Wembley shows that they are "not afraid" following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 17, 18:18
Black ribbons are put out for players to wear at European Tour qualifying school on November 14, 2015 after the terror attacks in Paris
Didier Deschamps hails Lassana Diarra strength
Didier Deschamps says that Lassana Diarra is "very strong" for staying with the French squad after the death of his cousin during the terror attacks on Paris.
Nov 16, 20:02
France's coach Didier Deschamps is pictured prior to a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Didier Deschamps: 'We'll represent France with pride at Wembley'
France manager Didier Deschamps says that the team will represent their nation with "pride" against England following Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 16, 18:17
Supporters flood out of the Stade de France on November 13, 2015
Preview: England vs. France
Sports Mole previews the international friendly between England and France as the teams pay respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 16, 15:15
Roy Hodgson surveys the land during an England training session on September 2, 2015
England players to hold minute's silence at 11am in training for Paris victims
England's players and manager Roy Hodgson will take part in a Europe-wide minute's silence at 11am today in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 16, 08:13
French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, French defender Raphael Varane, French midfielder Paul Pogba, French forward Olivier Giroud, French midfielder Antoine Griezmann and French defender Bacary Sagna celebrate after Giroud opened the scoring during a friendly
France players decline option to sit out England friendly following Paris attacks
France players decline the option to miss Tuesday's international friendly against England at Wembley following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 16, 07:27
Reinhard Rauball, Vice President of the German Football Federation (DFB) and President of the German Football League (DFL) arrives at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November 9, 2015.
German Football Association president Reinhard Rauball praises France's "camaraderie"
German Football Association president Reinhard Rauball admits that he was humbled by the decision of the France squad to remain with Joachim Low's men at the Stade de France.
Nov 14, 21:13
France's players celebrate after opening the scoring during a friendly international football match between France and Germany ahead of the Euro 2016, on November 13, 2015 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.
Result: Olivier Giroud, Andre-Pierre Gignac see France past Germany amid attacks on Paris
Goals from Olivier Giroud and Andre-Pierre Gignac give France a 2-0 victory over Germany at the Stade de France, which came under attack from a number of explosions.
Nov 14, 00:40
Mario Gomez of Germany celebrates scoring their second goal with Mesut Ozil of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Netherlands and Germany at Metalist Stadium on June 13, 2012
Team News: Mario Gomez returns to Germany fold for friendly visit to France
World champions Germany hand a start to returning striker Mario Gomez as they prepare to face Euro 2016 hosts France in a friendly fixture.
Nov 13, 19:05
French defender Bacary Sagna (L) vies with Germany's defender Jonas Hector during a friendly international football match between France and Germany ahead of the Euro 2016, on November 13, 2015 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris
Live Commentary: France 2-0 Germany - as it happened
Take a look back at the action from France's 2-0 win over Germany with Sports Mole's text coverage.
Nov 13, 18:57
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for France against Norway on May 27, 2014.
Didider Deschamps backs strike duo to fill Karim Benzema void
France boss Didier Deschamps is confident that he has the options available to him to replace the goals of absent striker Karim Benzema.
Nov 12, 18:49
German head coach Joachim Loew attends the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
Preview: France vs. Germany
Sports Mole previews France's preparations for hosting Euro 2016 as they welcome the visit of world champions Germany in a friendly fixture.
Nov 10, 18:08
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema of France leaves the field after the first half of the friendly football game between The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Madrid in Pasadena, California on August 7, 2010
Karim Benzema not included in Real Madrid squad to face Sevilla
Karim Benzema is left out of the Real Madrid sqaud to face Sevilla on Sunday, with manager Rafael Benitez stating that the French striker is not "100%".
Nov 7, 15:32
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 4, 2015
Real Madrid 'fully support' Karim Benzema in sex-tape blackmail investigation
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez gives his "full support" to Karim Benzema after the French striker is charged in connection to a sex-tape blackmail plot.
Nov 6, 09:11
Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
Didier Deschamps: 'Mathieu Debuchy needs to play to win Euro 2016 place'
France manager Didier Deschamps hints that Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy may have to leave the club in January if he wants to play for his country at Euro 2016.
Nov 5, 16:22
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