‘There’s no door to open’: France boss Didier Deschamps rules himself out of running for Juventus job as he insists he is focused on Euro 2020 campaign
- Didier Deschamps says he has no interest in taking over as Juventus manager
- France boss has previously played for and managed the Italian giants
- He has been linked with vacant post after the departure of Massimiliano Allegri
- Deschamps said he is fully focused on France’s Euro 2020 campaign
Didier Deschamps has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Juventus manager’s job, insisting he is fully focused on France’s Euro 2020 campaign.
The former defensive midfielder played for Juventus between 1994 and 1999, helping them to three Champions League finals, and had been linked with the job after Massimiliano Allegri left.
But, speaking as he announced the France squad for forthcoming matches against Bolivia, Turkey and Andorra, Deschamps said to count him out.
France manager Didier Deschamps says he has no interest in the vacancy at Juventus
Defensive midfielder Deschamps played for Juventus between 1994 and 1999
Deschamps also managed Juventus during the 2006-07 campaign.
He said: ‘The situation is clear and precise: all my energy and concentration are geared towards qualifying for Euro 2020.
‘It’s always nice when you see your name next to those of big clubs, and Juventus are in that category, but my future is with France.
‘There’s no door to open.’
Massimiliano Allegri signed off five years as Juventus manager by delivering another title
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the vacant position at Juventus
Allegri stepped down as Juventus manager after guiding them to an eighth consecutive Scudetto but he wasn’t able to deliver the Champions League triumph they crave.
A number of high-profile names have been linked with the vacancy, including the Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.
France play Bolivia in a friendly international in Nantes on June 2 before back-to-back Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey in Konsa on June 8 and Andorra in Andorra la Vella on June 11.