More than three months after his resignation from the presidency of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët will participate in the federal assembly on Saturday.
For more than a decade, Noël Le Graët was the strong man of the French Football Federation. President of the body between June 18, 2011 and February 28, 2023, the native of Bourbriac finally left his post following various controversies, in particular that concerning his unkind remarks against Zinedine Zidane. Three and a half months after his departure, Noël Le Graët will return to the side of the FFF, but only in the role of guest, when participating on Saturday in the federal assembly of the body.
Quoted by The Team, the current boss of the Federation, Philippe Diallo, explained why he had invited his predecessor. ” It is natural and legitimate that the presidents who contributed to forging this house are always associated with these meetings.“. The media recalls that Noël Le Graët himself never forgot this custom and had thus invited Jean-Pierre Escalettes, Fernand Duchaussoy or even Claude Simonet.
However, the octogenarian will only be passing through this meeting since he will be heading to Morocco this afternoon to attend the African Champions League final between Wydad and Al-Ahly, scheduled for Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Appointed by the boss of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, to a position in the Paris office of the governing body of world football, Noël Le Graët has several missions in the planning, including the establishment of a training offer for technicians for African federations.
The sports daily also adds that the former leader still maintains contact with the FFF and still regularly visits the FFF headquarters to meet former employees and collaborators.