A familiar face returns to Marseille.
Deschamps was part of the Bernard Tapie revolution of the late 80s and early 90s that saw L'OM dominate Ligue football culminating in their CL triumph over AC Milan in 1993. The squads became a virtual who's who of the international game.
He takes over Eric Gerets who resigned a week ago. Deschamps can finish off Gerets work by winning L'OM their first Ligue title in 17 years. Quite a role reversal for someone derided by Cantona as a "water carrier" during his playing career.