Rothen wants to see Deschamps go


In an interview given to Foot MercatoJérôme Rothen, the former player turned consultant on RMCgave his point of view on the future of the French team.

Didier Deschamps, France, French team

While the shadow of Zinédine Zidane hangs over the head of Didier Deschamps during this 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Jérôme Rothen has made his choice. According to the former player of Didier Deschamps at AS Monaco (), the 2018 world champion coach must leave his post after international competition: “I have so much respect for Didier (Deschamps), for what he has done. It’s hard to speak for him. Logic would dictate that he leaves his place after the World Cup whatever happens. He’s been there for ten years. He won the most beautiful of competitions, he took the French team to the final of the Euro. I hope he can be world champion again, and even if he isn’t, I think he’s had his day. I think we have to move on. (…) He forever marked the history of the France team but we want to see someone else.”

Rothen wants Zidane at the head of the Blues

According to Jérôme Rothen, this someone else is called Zinédine Zidane: “The logic is there with what Zinedine Zidane has made a club. He has not taken a club since leaving Real Madrid, when he was asked. I think he is waiting for the France team. The France team is the people’s team. We must go in the direction of popular momentum, it is expected. We have to move on.”

Didier Deschamps, who has been supported by Noël Le Graët, is out of contract with the French team in December 2022. The results of the Blues in the competition will dictate his future, while, according to The worldthe former OM coach wants to extend the adventure until Euro 2024.