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Deschamps leaves Olympique Marseille

July 02, 2012 13:44 IST

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 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.

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