Didier Deschamps has reached an agreement to be the new France coach, the French Football Federation (FFF) have confirmed.
Deschamps replaces Laurent Blanc, who stepped down from the helm of Les Bleus last week following the fall-out of their Euro 2012 quarter-final exit to eventual winners Spain.
A statement on www.fff.fr read: 'Noel Le Graet, FFF president, and Didier Deschamps have finished their talks and have reached an agreement for the appointment of Mr Deschamps as coach of the France team.
Allez! Deschamps has agreed to take over as France boss
'Noel Le Graet and Didier Deschamps will give a joint press conference on July 9 at 1730 (local time) at the headquarters of the French Football Federation.'
Deschamps, who captained France to their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 triumphs, was quickly installed as favourite to succeed Blanc after he left his post at Marseille by mutual consent last week.
The 43-year-old guided OM to one Ligue 1 title and a record three successive League Cups in as many years on the south coast.
Deschamps, who has also previously managed Juventus and Monaco, endured a difficult campaign last season, however, as OM managed only 10th place in Ligue 1.
As a player, Deschamps represented Nantes, Marseille, Juve, Chelsea and Valencia before hanging up his boots in 2001. He also won 103 caps for France, 52 of which were as captain.
During his playing career he won a host of titles, including five league crowns in France and Italy, two Champions Leagues and two domestic cups.
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