Corinne Deacon extended to the Olympics!

After the elimination in recent days in the semi-finals of the Euro in England against Germany (2-1), Deacon, 47, decides to lead the France team for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next summer, then at the 2024 Olympics, to try to bring a first international title to French women’s football. “I am happy and proud to continue the adventure with the French team for these two additional seasons which then promise to be very rich with a competition each year.“, said the coach in a press release, acknowledging a “deception“compared to the Euro, however”encourage“for the sequel.

The president of the Federation Noël Le Graët, who had defended his coach in recent years when the latter had made strong choices, even if it meant alienating certain players, said to himself “delighted that Corinne accepted the challenge“.”We share the same strong ambition for these two major competitions“, explained the Breton leader, who had already set Deacon the goal of the semi-finals at the Euro, achieved by the Blue and their captain Wendie Renard.

In an interview with AFP just after the Euro, Le Graët had already pleaded for a two-year extension: “I see that when you change coaches every year or two, even in clubs, things don’t progress. With Corinne, we are on the right track. It’s been harder, but we’re making progress“, he said. In England, the French women’s team reached the last four of a major competition for the first time since the London Olympics in 2012. She had not qualified for the last Games of Tokyo Deacon, who will turn 48 on Thursday, notably worked for the women’s team of Soyaux, before leading the men’s section of Clermont, in Ligue 2, between 2014 and 2017.

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