Tony Parker Sports Minister? The ex-basketball player responds to the rumor

POLITICS – It won’t be him. Mentioned as a possible successor to Roxana Maracineanu as Minister of Sports in the future government of Emmanuel Macron, Tony Parker rejected the idea this Thursday, April 28.

Guest of BFM Business, the former basketball player converted into a businessman was questioned about an article published in The Team this Thursday and who cites him as a potential replacement for the current Minister of Sports. Not enough to attract Tony Parker, who denies having been contacted for a government position and clearly indicates that it is “not (him) interested”.

The main interested party has clearly shown his disinterest in such a mission, despite his call to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election. The former NBA star said he was “happy” with his activities in “the business world”, such as his takeover of the Villard-de-Lans-Corrençon-en-Vercors ski resort in 2019 or his Lyon-Villeurbanne basketball club.

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He also explains that he is “animated by transmission” to the younger generation. “I do a lot of things for the new generation, that’s what drives me, I want to give back to my country and I think I can do it as an entrepreneur,” he said. .

Quoted in this article in the same way as former footballer Laure Boulleau, Tony Parker is considered close to the Head of State, in particular for having been chosen as ambassador of pass-sport in 2021, an allocation intended for 5.4 million young graduates in France.

Among the other names currently circulating for the post of Minister of Sports, the name of the Director General of the French Tennis Federation comes up regularly. Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, former professional player and fellow student of Emmanuel Macron at Ena, is quoted by The Team. In this article, which recalls that she participated in the sports program of candidate Macron, an observer judges that she “checks all the boxes” for this position.

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