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Deschamps leaves Olympique Marseille
July 2, 2012 / 6:31 AM / in 5 years

Deschamps leaves Olympique Marseille

PARIS (Reuters) - Didier Deschamps is leaving Olympique Marseille after three years as a coach, the Ligue 1 club and the former world and European champion said on Monday.

Olympique Marseille's head coach Didier Deschamps directs his players during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Auxerre at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

“Olympique Marseille and Didier Deschamps have agreed not to continue their collaboration for the 2012/13 season,” they said in a joint statement on the club’s website (

Deschamps, the favourite to replace Laurent Blanc as France coach, joined Marseille in 2009 and led them to the French title in 2010 in his first season.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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