This is an announcement that could trigger others. The president of the Paris-Ile-de-France League and member of the Comex at the French Football Federation Jamel Sandjak announced his resignation in a press release sent to AFP. This announcement follows the damning report of the audit carried out on the president of the FFF Noël Le Graët.
“Elected to participate in a collective project, today I can only observe our powerlessness to project ourselves towards the challenges of tomorrow”, explains the leader in the leader. “Faithful to the principles and values that forged my commitments (…) I have decided today to submit my resignation from the Executive Committee”.
First member to resign
The boss of one of the most powerful Leagues in France, former opponent of Noël Le Graët whom he had finally joined during the last election to the FFF in 2021, also believes that he “was able, on many occasions, to bring contradictory, fertile and unfortunately sometimes minority reading on major sporting or social subjects”.
He is the first member of the Comex of the “3F” to submit his resignation, after the submission of the audit report of the General Inspectorate of Education, Sport, and Research, which pointed to the management of Le Graët, who “no longer has the necessary legitimacy to administer and represent French football”.
So far, Le Graët continues to cling to his post, pending a new Comex meeting on Tuesday. A collective resignation of seven of its 14 members would lead to the departure of Le Graët and the holding of new elections. In recent months and weeks, the name of Jamel Sandjak has often returned among the potential candidates for the succession of Le Graët at the helm of the most powerful sports federation in France.