Corinne Diacre to be dismissed as France manager next week

Canal+ report tonight that France women’s manager Corinne Diacre will be dismissed from her position at next week’s French FA executive board meeting, with current PSG coach Gérard Prêcheur is the favourite to take over ahead of the World Cup this summer.

In the wake of a player exodus that has seen a number of the team’s stars withdraw from the national team, Diacre has been increasingly under pressure, with her management notably the target of criticism. Captain Wendie Renard was the first to announce that she was stepping back, and the defender was soon followed by PSG pair Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto. Forward Eugénie Le Sommer, who has not been called up since before the Euros, amid reported tensions with the manager, has shown them her support.

The former Clermont manager has been in the job for six years. Last week’s FFF board meeting saw a four-person group tasked with carrying out hearings to determine Diacre’s future, with a view to making a decision on Thursday. That group is made up of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, Strasbourg’s Marc Keller, as well as former internationals Laura Georges and Aline Riera. 

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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