Didier Deschamps Was Liverpool’s First Choice To Take Over From Rafa Benitez

Chris Wright

28th, September 2010


By Chris Wright

Didier Deschamps goes rummaging through Platini’s ballbag

Marseille manager Didier Deschamps has revealed that he was approached by Liverpool over the summer, and was the club’s first-choice to take over from the now-departed (so to speak) Rafa Benitez.

Speaking at a media conference before his side take on Chelsea in the Champions League tonight, Deschamps told the gathered press;

“I was very proud a club like Liverpool were interested in me, but the timing was not good. I was engaged with Marseille, the players and the fans, and I could not leave them two days before the restart for pre-season. I was extremely pleased and happy but I decided to stay and continue my adventure with Marseille.”

When asked how far negotiations got between the two parties, Deschamps answered abruptly;

“We had a long discussion, I will leave it there.”

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  1. PhilandoTorres says:

    This was revealed at the time. Fuck knows why old news about Liverpool keeps being brought up when we’ve got more than enough attention for our shite results of late.

    I’m not having a go specifically at Pies, by the way. This story’s everywhere at the moment. It was the same a few weeks ago with the story about the King having put his name forward for the job. Again, that was revealed at the time.

    I just hope we beat Blackpool. I need a bit of fucking respite.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can’t blame him, even for Roy this is turning out to be a step down the career ladder.

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