Former Juventus and Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has been
appointed the new manager of France after a series of meeting in Paris.
Deschamps, who captained France to their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 triumphs, succeeds his former Les Bleus team-mate Laurent Blanc, who resigned as manager after the Euro 2012.
The French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed the appointment in a brief statement, also stating that Deschamps will be unveiled on Monday 9 July 2012.
-Noel Le Graet, FFF president, and Didier Deschamps have finished their talks and have reached an agreement for the appointment of Mr Deschamps as coach of the France team. A joint press conference will be held on 9 July at 1730 (Local time) at the FFF headquarter. The statement read.
First game in charge
The 43-year-old guided OM to one Ligue 1 title and a record of three successive League Cups in as many years on the south coast of France.
His first game in charge will be against South American champions Uruguay in Le Havre on August 15. However, he could be without a number of star players as FFF continue to sift through the fall-out of Euro 2012 campaign that was undetermined by off-pitch problems.
France begins their qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup with an away match against Finland on 9 September 2012 before they host Belarus four days later.