Cyrille de la Morinerie, edited by Laura Laplaud
09:09, February 28, 2023
Noël Le Graët should resign at the end of the Comex convened at 10 a.m. this Tuesday at the headquarters of the French Football Federation (FFF). A departure as expected as it is inevitable. After the audit mission and the accusations of harassment aimed directly at him, dropped by his relatives and by the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the 81-year-old Breton is pushed towards the exit.
The president of the French Football Federation is meeting his Comex (executive committee) this Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. at the headquarters of the French Football Federation (FFF), boulevard de Grenelle in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. It is behind closed doors of the Comex that Noël Le Graët should announce his departure.
“The president has always wanted to put the institution above everything”
The 81-year-old Breton will speak in front of his 12 members, most of whom should be physically present in the room. This will be the case of Eric Borghini, the current president of the Mediterranean League joined by Europe 1, convinced that the boss of French football will give up his apron. “This solution took a long time to decide, but I believe now that we can say that indeed the president will present his resignation after having spoken to us. I think that the president always wanted to put the institution at the above all,” he said.
Corinne Deacon could also be removed from her position as coach
Noël Le Graët should leave his seat after 11 years of presidency, marked by a title of world champion, flourishing accounts but with women’s football in crisis. Five months before the women’s world, several key players including Wendie Renard launched a sling against the boss of the French women’s team. During this Comex, the leaders of French football could thus dismiss Corinne Deacon from her position as coach.