Corinne Diacre has been fired as coach of the French women’s team, the French Football Federation (FFF) launched on Thursday, after its position was weakened following a popular players’ revolt.
The 48-year-old was under contract until 2024 but came under huge pressure when captain Wendie Renard announced last month that he would no longer play for the team, with other stars Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto followed.
The announcement comes more than four months before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where the French team will hope to the five positions in the world are prominently displayed.
France’s federal government — itself in turmoil following the recent resignation of 81-year-old president Noel Le Graet — said its own analysis showed “a significant loss to senior players” which “reached a point of no. -also affected the team’s enthusiasm”.
“The FFF acknowledges the impact and seriousness of the work carried out by Corinne Diacre and her staff, but it seems that the problems, in this case, cannot be solved. restore,” it added.
“Because of this situation, it has been decided to end the work of Corinne Diacre as the head of the French women’s team”.
However, a new coach has yet to be appointed, with France next due to home friendlies against Colombia and Olympic champions Canada in April.
Under Diacre, France lost to the United States in the quarter-finals as they hosted the 2019 World Cup.
Les Bleues then lost to Germany in the semi-finals of last year’s European Championship in England.
Diacre hoped to remain in this position until next year’s Paris Olympics.
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