Didier Deschamps


Where is Didier Deschamps now?

Chelsea’s legendary French midfielder Didier Deschamps retired from playing at the end of the 2001-2002 season after a season playing in Spain for Valencia.

Nicknamed the ‘water-carrier’ by Eric Cantona for his ability to start up attacking play, Deschamps only spent one season at Chelsea but was an integral part of their FA Cup winning side in 2000.

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Upon retiring from playing, Deschamps went straight into football management back in his native France with Monaco with whom he won the French League Cup and guided them to the club’s first Champions League final in 2004.

After resigning from the club in 2005 after disagreements with the Monaco club president, Deschamps was back in management a year later when he joined his former club Juventus.

When Deschamps joined Juventus the club had been relegated to Serie B after a match-fixing scandal but he was successful in leading the club back to Serie A at the first attempt.

He left Juventus after only one season after clashing with the club’s senior management and was out of football for two years until he joined French side Marseille in 2009.

In a hugely successful three years at the club, Deschamps led his side to their first Ligue 1 title in 18 years as well as winning the French League Cup three years in a row.

Deschamps left his Marseille side in July 2012 to take the coveted role of the French national side replacing his former team-mate Laurent Blanc.

Bringing in a new generation of gifted young French footballers, Deschamps led his side to the Euro 2016 final losing to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal

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Didier Deschamps: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored0
Yellow Cards5
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forChelsea

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com