Didier Deschamps, received the call warning him of the death of his father, immediately left the retirement of the French national team
The world of French and world football has tightened around the pain of Didier Deschamps. The former French Juventus player and current coach of France learned of the death of his father Pierre while he was on retreat. The Transalpine Football Federation itself took care of the announcement, through a note on its social channels.
A terrible mourning for Deschamps, a well-known face of world football, who also spent many years in Italy, when he wore the black and white jersey of Juventus.
A few days ago he arrived, together with his players, at the retreat of the French national team organized in Clairefontaineto prepare for the 4 Nations League matches that will see France challenge Croatia, Denmark and Austria twice in the space of 10 days.
Then came a call he never wanted to receive, warning him of the death of the beloved father Pierre.
Immediately the Technical Commissioner has left the retreat to join his family in this time of great pain.
To announce the death of the father of the coach, the French football federation, through a Press release published on social networks.
It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the disappearance of Didier’s father. Didier went to join his loved ones and I assure him of my closeness and my support in this moment of pain.
These are the words of Noël Le Graëtpresident of the federation.
The Federation then explained that to temporarily take the place of Didier Deschamps on the bench of France and to lead the training, will be his deputy Guy Stéphan. In conclusion:
In this extremely painful time for our coach, we are counting on you to respect his pain and privacy
Who is Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps can be considered one of the protagonists of French and world football in recent decades. First as a footballer and then as a coach, he has achieved glorious successes that have made him legend of this sport.
As a footballer he wore the jerseys of Olympique Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia and of course the French national team, among others. Wearing the latter he won the 1998 world championship and that European 2000.
As a coach, also for the French national team, he won the world championship 2018 and the Nations League of 2021.
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