Didier Deschamps To Leave Marseille To Replace Laurent Blanc, Who Is Heading To Tottenham

Deschamps appointment frees up Blanc for Spurs talks.

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Didier Deschamps is set to quit Marseilles to take over as France manager, according to reports from across the Channel.

The 43-year-old will replace Laurent Blanc, who has not been offered a new deal by the FFF after Les Bleus won just one match at Euro 2012, reports Infosport.

Blanc, whose contract officially expires on 1 July, is now free to enter talks with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, who are without a manager after sacking Harry Redknapp earlier this month.

Former Chelsea midfielder Deschamps has been with L’OM since 2009 and led the club to their first Ligue 1 title in 18 years in his debut season. The 43-year-old was previously manager of Juventus, guiding the Italian club to the Serie B title – following their demotion for match-fixing – 2006.

He is expected to leave his post on the Riviera with immediate effect.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have held talks with ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas but are keen to discussion the manager’s position with Blanc, who led Bordeaux to the title in 2007.

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