Former France Women’s team manager Corinne Diacre has struck an €870k deal with the French FA for terminating her contract, according to a report from L’Équipe. On March 9th, Diacre was dismissed from her position by the French FA in the wake of a player exodus from the national team, led by captain Wendie Renard. She was replaced by Hervé Renard in Les Bleues’ dugout.
The outlet reports that Diacre will receive the wages she was due until the end of her contract in 2024 with an additional year of salary as compensation for damages. Diacre will also receive a “loss of opportunity” bonus because she was due a bonus were France to win the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Olympic tournament.
In order to put pressure on the French FA, Diacre’s lawyers had requested a €6m compensation fee. The former Clermont manager’s advisors mentioned the difference in salary between Diacre and men’s coach Didier Deschamps. However, Diacre wanted to move on as quickly as possible from the ordeal she was going through, without taking the case to the labour court. L’Équipe adds that Diacre could now pursue her career in women’s football abroad.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval