Didier Deschamps has now won more games in charge of France than any other coach after guiding his side to a 1-0 victory over Bulgaria on Saturday.
The 48-year-old, who has been at the helm since 2012, has now overseen 42 wins, overtaking Michel Hidalgo and Raymond Domenech who both oversaw 41 triumphs.
Deschamps led France to the quarter-finals at the 2014 World Cup, while they were runners-up at Euro 2016 on home soil.
Les Bleus were a long way from their fluent best in Sofia, but a third-minute goal from Blaise Matuidi propelled them back to the summit of Group A in Russia 2018 qualifying.
They now go into Tuesday’s game against Belarus knowing victory will secure their spot at the World Cup in Russia next year.
42 – Didier Deschamps has now become the manager with the most games won as France manager (42). Pragmatic.
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 7, 2017
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