France quest to win Euro 2020 came to an end yesterday night in a scintillating encounter that produce six goals before they eventually lose to the Swiss via the penalty shootout in the last 16.
France are fresh from the back of their World Cup triumph in 2018 at Russia as well as a runners up at the last European Championship going into this year tournament. Heading to this year competition the World Champions are tip as the overwhelming favorite to win the Euro by the bookmakers alongside England.
The Swiss are the underdog going into the match but as the encounter progresses they stand up tall to everything the French threw at them. So with France now out of the Euro despite been tag as the best side, Didier Deschamps’ future could be in danger especially at this moment when the shadow of Zinedine Zidane is still looming around the managerial position of Les Blues.
Didier Deschamps’ future is likely going to be in danger even though his current contract is yet to expire until 2022, as such let take a look at the potential replacement if Les Blues decide to relieve the gaffer off his post.
Who Will Be The Next France Manager?
At the end of LaLiga Santander 2020-21 campaign, after Zinedine Zidane resigned as the manager of Los Blancos he was touted as the overwhelming favorite to replace Didier Deschamps as the next Les Blues coach.
The 1998 World Cup Champions and former Los Merengues manager his no doubt the overwhelming candidate to take over from Didier Deschamps, due to his impressive resume while with Real Madrid in his first stint winning the Champions League, Club World Cup and the league title.
Zidane resigned as Real Madrid gaffer at the end of the season following their disappointing outing in Europe and the league, losing to Chelsea in the Champions League semi finals as well as failing to win a title for the first time in 11 seasons of the club’s history.
With the shadow of the Frenchman still hovering around the managerial position of France, Zinedine Zidane could be the next in line to take over from Didier Deschamps as the next coach.
The World Cup winning coach though still has one year contract with them, but should the FFA decide to let him leave the former Juventus midfielder might be the man to replace him.
France appointing Zidane isn’t cast in gold and stone yet, however with the man still very much enjoying his sabbatical with his family but then he may be the best fit for the position. Meanwhile a plethora of top clubs are also locking around to appoint the Frenchman as their manager ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
The class of 1998 World Cup winning squad are arguably the best squad the country has ever produce with magnificent players who all had a successful club career for their respective team.
While playing the game at the highest level with mouthwatering success is no prerequisite to becoming a top manager, however in the case of Zinedine Zidane, Lauren Blanc and Patrick Vieira to some extent they have proven to be both.
Vieira in is heyday was a driving force in the Gunners midfield in the late 90’s and early 2000 with a resounding performances for the North London club. Although, he is yet to prove himself as top manager in a very demanding team in the dugout as he was as a fantastic player for Arsenal.
However, he has prove himself to be a decent coach with impressive results in the Major League Soccer with New York City, United States especially with the way he set up his team tactically. He also test his managerial strength in Ligue 1 with Nice familiarizing himself with the French contingent that ply their trade in the league.
Should the French Football Federation decide to let go of their current manager following their Euro ouster in the round of 16, Patrick Vieira deserve a shot at the position having garner managerial experience with New York City, Nice and also been their former player with versed experience about the French team set up.