During an interview with France Info last week, current Nice manager Christophe Galtier confirmed his interest in the role of national team coach, should the opportunity arise. “The French team, I think it’s the best thing for a coach: coaching your country, your national team, it’s exciting, fascinating, difficult.”
Following his success with Lille in winning Ligue 1 last season, Galtier surprisingly moved on to Nice, who finished 9th last season. Since his arrival, Nice have been one of the standout teams in the division, currently occupying second place, as well as a Coupe de France quarter-final spot, having knocked out PSG on Monday night.
Galtier, who won the 1988 U21 Euros with France but never broke through to the first team, was voted best French manager last year by France Football.
Didier Deschamps currently has a number of months left on his contract and the Qatar World Cup this winter is set to be his last. However, it remains a strong possibility that he will extend his contract, given the performance of the squad during his tenure. Since his appointment in 2012, France have won a World Cup and a Nations League and were finalists in the Euros of 2016.