Thanks to our Chairman Adrian Teer, who knows everything there is to know about Glenavon, the newly-crowned World Cup winning France manager does actually have a connection to MVP!
Didier Deschamps played against Glenavon for Bordeaux at Mourneview Park in the first round first leg of the 1990/91 UEFA CUP. He also played in the return leg at Parc Lescure in Bordeaux. The game at Mourneview was a scoreless draw, Bordeaux won the 2nd leg 2-0.
Deschamps, a defensive midfielder during his playing days, has now gone into the history books as only the third person to win the World Cup as a player and as a manager. The others are Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany.