Didier Deschamps Explains Why He Snubbed Liverpool Offer

by Punter's Hero on February 21, 2011

in Football, Latest News

Didier Deschamps Explains Why He Snubbed Liverpool Offer

Didier Deschamps was linked with Replacing Rafa Benitez as Liverpool boss last summer but turned down the opportunity however he has now told reporters his reason for doing this.

“I was immensely flattered to receive Liverpool’s offer but there are two principal reasons that made me stay at Marseille,” he told The Sun.

“I thought about it for more than two seconds, I won’t lie to you. Believe me. It’s not every day Liverpool come knocking on your door.

“It was not an easy decision, I tell you, not easy. But I had given my word here.

“I had a year left on my contract and committed myself to staying, giving my promise to the president, the fans and the players.

“There were players who came here for me. Then Liverpool’s offer came two days before we started pre-season at the end of June.

“As I am a man of my word, I couldn’t do it.

“At the same time we also had the controversy of the French team at the World Cup inSouth Africa and I couldn’t see myself adding to that by dropping Marseille in it two days before pre-season and saying ‘That’s it, I’m going to Liverpool’.”

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