Corinne Diacre will not resign as France women’s manager

Canal+ report that unde-fire France women’s manager Corinne Diacre has no intention of resigning, and is still hoping to be in charge of Les Bleues for the World Cup this summer.

Diacre, who has been manager since 2017, has seen her position called into question in the last week in the wake of numerous French internationals announcing that they were stepping back from the national team. This was initiated by captain Wendie Renard, who was soon following by Paris Saint-Germain pair Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, with all three taking aim at the management and ostensibly showing their disapproval of Diacre. Other French players have shown their support for the move, such as the injured defender Griedge Mbock, or Eugénie Le Sommer, the prolific striker no longer in the France team amid reports of a strained relationship with the manager.

The former Clermont manager’s future will in any case be decided next week, on March 9, during a French FA executive board meeting. A working group made up of board members is currently leading a series of interviews to determine her future – the group is made up of Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, Strasbourg chief Marc Keller, and former internationals Aline Riera and Laura Georges.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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