France manager Didier Deschamps joined the debate launched by Vincent Labrune about reducing the number of teams in Ligue 1. The head coach threw his weight behind the proposals.
Vincent Labrune, president of the French FA, launched a debate that has sparked controversy across France
He has suggested reducing the number of teams in Ligue 1. The latest to join the debate in Didier Deschamps.
“I think that the number of teams being smaller would raise the level of competition. The schedules are so packed, three games a week is too much”, he began.
Deschamps acknowledged that his thoughts wouldn’t please everyone: “I know that I won’t make any friends by saying this, but reducing the number of teams in Ligue 1 from 20 to 18 would free up the calendar. The competition should move in this direction”.