The departure of Noël Le Graët from the presidency of the French Football Federation changed the situation, but did not solve all the problems. Among the files to be settled, that of the departure of Florence Hardouin, the former general manager, who came out of silence.
Last January, when the World Cup final lost by France against Argentina was barely digested, the FFF entered a huge crisis caused by the surreal remarks of its then president, Noël Le Graët, on Zinedine Zidane. But before the Breton leader landed, it was Florence Hardouin who was first laid off, then fired. An upheaval that shocked the former CEO of the French Football Federation, who had a heart attack when she heard the news via the media. From now on, Florence Hardouin is doing better, her case now being before the Prud’hommes. In L’Equipe, however, she wants to settle a few accounts and in particular with those who are now turning their backs on her. Among these people, there is Didier Deschamps, the current coach of the France team.
With DD it always gets stuck
Withdrawal of Noël Le Graët
Florence Hardouin suspended as a precautionary measure
Extension of Deschamps until 2026 validated unanimously. #FFF pic.twitter.com/XNCRM3vCqm
– Abdellah Boulma (@AbdellahBoulma) January 11, 2023
” Didier Deschamps messaged me two days after my heart attack and we haven’t had any contact since. “Explains Florence Hardouin, who explains that he was wrongly suspected of having wanted to contact Zinedine Zidane to take the job. But, Frédérique Galametz, journalist from L’Equipe who carried out this interview with the former general manager, says a little more about this relationship with Didier Deschamps. ” The former DG, who followed the French team from 2014 to 2021, was also not very verbose on Didier Deschamps. Their relationship deteriorated the day after the elimination of the Blues at Euro 2021. Part of the staff had made her responsible for the poor accommodation and training conditions of the France team. She expected to be defended by the coach, it was not. And when Noël Le Graët, at the end of the competition, summoned her to Guingamp to announce that she would no longer accompany the Blues (he considered that she was taking too much power with the selection), DD n said nothing. She didn’t forget “Explains the journalist of the sports daily.