France head coach Didier Deschamps has got a second stadium named after him following Les Blues’ triumph at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Shortly after leading France to glory in Moscow, Deschamps, 49, had one stadium named after him in his hometown Bayonne.
And now, Stade Marquet in Cap d’Ail, southern France, adjacent to Ligue 1 club Monaco’s home Stade Louis II, was renamed Stade Didier Deschamps following Wednesday’s ceremony, attended by Deschamps, Prince Albert II of Monaco and nearly 500 people.
The former France captain said it was “a huge honour” for himself and his family.
Two decades after leading France to their first World Cup triumph as a player, Deschamps guided the team to glory again this summer in Russia.
The former Juventus and Valencia midfielder joins an elite list of three men – including Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbaeur – to win the World Cup as player and coach.