‘He doesn’t know how to spell Chelsea!’ – French Football Federation chief laughs off Didier Deschamps link to Blues

2 Mar

The French Football Federation president insists Didier Deschamps has no intention of becoming Chelsea boss – joking he cannot even spell the club’s name.


France manager Deschamps has been suggested as a potential candidate for the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge, with interim boss Guus Hiddink to leave in the summer.

But FFF chief Noel Le Graet says there is little chance of the 47-year-old jumping ship to take charge of the Blues, whom he spent a season with as a player.

Le Graet told L’Equipe: “I have talked to him about it and he doesn’t know how to spell Chelsea.

“But seriously, I extended his contract to avoid speculation on his future ahead of the competition.

“Afterwards, it will be his choice. I hope he stays until 2018, and even beyond.

“He has a contract. We will not throw him out of the window. I would like him to lead us at a second World Cup.”

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