New France coach to reign with iron fist

Didier Deschamps says he will not tolerate the bad behaviour which has marred the national football team's last two major tournaments.

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New France coach Didier Deschamps will not tolerate the bad behaviour which marred the national team's last two major tournaments, he said on Monday as he was officially unveiled, reports Yahoo! Sport.

The 1998 World Cup-winning captain has taken over from Laurent Blanc after Les Bleus, who mutinied at the 2010 World Cup, went out with a whimper to eventual champions Spain in the Euro 2012 quarter-final.

Four players, including midfielder Samir Nasri who launched a foul-mouthed rant against a reporter, are due to face a disciplinary hearing on July 27 over their misbehaviour at the tournament in Ukraine and Poland.

"I'm something of a perfectionist. I'm not here to threaten people or what have you, I am trusting, but today the situation in French football is such that the players can no longer make mistakes," he told a news conference a day after being named coach.

Deschamps believes the national side are still recovering from the amazing scenes in South Africa two years ago when players refused to train in support of striker Nicolas Anelka, who had been sent home for verbally abusing then coach Raymond Domenech.

Read more of this report from Yahoo! Sport.

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