The new coach of Les Bleues, Hervé Renard, raised the issue of male-female salaries in football.
Appointed at the head of the French women’s team in place of Corinne Deacon, ousted from her post following the revolt of the executives of the tricolor locker room, Hervé Renard began his mandate with two successes in friendly matches, against Colombia (5 -2) and Canada (2-1), in early April.
Anxious to advance women’s football in France, Hervé Renard mentioned, during an interview with the Figarothe thorny question of equal pay between male and female players. And for the former coach of Saudi Arabia this desired equality is simply impossible today. Explanations.
“The incomes are not the same”
” It is not possible. Incomes are not the same, he recalled. It has to be a percentage. It’s like a person who pays taxes. The one who receives X/year cannot pay the same as the one who earns double X/year. Impossible. Football is give and take. The more resources and sponsors there are, the more attractive women’s football will be, the more salaries will increase, whether in club or selection. But without additional resources and a perfect image, one cannot claim to be at the same height of remuneration as men’s football today. »