Deschamps regrets leaving Juventus

Former Juventus manager Didier Deschamps has admitted that leaving the Italian giants for Marseille in 2007 was a mistake. The World Cup winner has just committed his future to the French outfit but admitted that leaving Turin was one of his biggest regrets in football.
Deschamps told L’Equipe: “My departure from Juve remains a regret, a mistake that learnt me one thing, never make an immediate decision. I’ve paid for such an experience. I have been labelled ‘unmanageable’ but by staying at Marseille I can show that labels are sometimes wrong.”
Deschamps who played 124 times for Juventus took up a coaching role in Turin in 2006. His immediate job was to help the Turin giants reinstate themselves in Serie A following Calciopoli, a job in which he succeeded in doing in 2007. However, he resigned within hours of gaining promotion.
The Frenchman was most recently linked with a job with Roma but explained his reasons for staying in France: “I stayed at OM because it was my first option, because the major shareholders have always shown exemplary behaviour towards me.
“The club will also celebrate its 20th year anniversary of the UEFA Champions League victory in 2013, and I want to be a part of it. But I had choices. I had propositions, notably one which made me seriously think about, but I didn’t want to leave Marseille for a club which is not really of upper level.”

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