Ligue 1 side Angers have announced the appointment of Fabrice Favetto-Bon as acting club president. He will take over the day to day running of the club from current club president Saïd Chabane, who is currently fighting three different sexual assault cases against him.
Favetto-Bon will formally take over on 29th May 2020 from Chabane, with the period between now and then viewed by Le SCO as a transition period in which the latter individual will incrementally hand over all responsibility to the former.
Chabane, who bought the club in 2011 for €1.7m, is currently facing charges of sexual assault, having been placed under police custody on 5th February to answer questions on the allegations made against him. He has formally denied all the charges. A formal legal complaint was filed against the businessman by an individual on the Angers payroll in January – two other victims have been identified by investigators. The Angers prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation against him for aggravated sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Favetto-Bon has a previous track record in the football space – he was PSG’s Marketing Director before becoming Le Mans FC’s Director General between 2005 and 2010. He then created a company called Teamstadia, which ran between 2010 and 2017, and established itself as a sports events consultancy. Since 2017, Favetto-Bon had been the Marketing Director of France Galop, an organisation in charge of more than 7,000 horse races.