On the eve of the federal election which must confirm Philippe Diallo at the head of the FFF, Didier Deschamps spoke of his current relationship with ex-president Noël Le Graët.
Driven by the scandal to resign three months ago, the former president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët should see Philippe Diallo officially succeed him this Saturday. ” It’s an important moment with tomorrow’s election of the president of the FFFbreathes this Friday Didier Deschamps in front of the press. What I can say is that since Philippe Diallo has been in office, we have had a good relationship. He has a lot of issues to manage and the French men’s team is one of them. I discuss regularly with him on subjects that concern the France team to keep him informed. Until today, he was in the position of interim president. If all goes well tomorrow, he commits for two years, with continuity compared to what we have experienced in recent months. »
However, the coach of the Blues does not forget the predecessor of the future boss of the FFF – his friend Noël Le Graët. ” Everything seems to be going in the right direction for Philippe Diallo. Which does not prevent me from keeping in touch with President Le Graët, because of what we have experienced and known together. I won’t tell you when, how, why, but one doesn’t preclude the other. “, said the Bayonne technician, asked about the relationship that continues between him and a senior leader who has been particularly criticized in recent months.
” I will always have a lot of respect and gratitude for what he did for me.concludes Didier Deschamps. In relation to all that, we may have to talk to each other and see each other today without it bothering the current president. The French team has an appointment with Gibraltar (in Faro, Portugal) and Greece (at the Stade de France) on June 16 and 19 for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.