Didier Deschamps is set to be France's new coach, a source on the board of the French football federation said yesterday. "There are two or three details yet to be ironed out but there is no issue, Deschamps will be the next France coach," the source said.
France's 1998 World Cup-winning captain left Marseille after a poor 2011-12 season. Laurent Blanc quit as France coach after the Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat by Spain last month.
Deschamps' first aim will be to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil – Spain, the world champions, are in France's group.