Le Graët, thunderbolt in sight!

After two stormy months, Noël Le Graët is expected to resign on Tuesday February 28, L’Equipe understands.

It’s almost over for Christmas Le Graët! According to the teamthe president of the French (Site notre blog d’information) Federation will present his resignation, Tuesday, February 28, during the next executive committee. “This is the heavy trend of the last few hours, the message he sent to his relatives and to several federal executives”explicitly everyday.

This is the expected outcome, as the situation seemed inevitable since the publication of the damning report commissioned by the Ministry of Sports, highlighting actions that have little in common with the behavior expected of a man in this position. Noël Le Graët was withdrawn from his duties on January 11, at the height of a storm that he himself had activated with his disrespectful remarks towards Zinedine Zidane. The straw too many for a president who is accused of behavior that exists, a penchant for alcohol, and often awkward remarks, as during the 2022 World Cup (see our slideshow).

He always disputes the facts

However, Noël Le Graët continued to consider « this unfair postponement », and the protester « fermentation » the charges against him. But the 81-year-old leader knows well that it is no longer possible for him to remain in office. A program would allow him to limit damage when he leaves, so as not to tarnish a sporting and economic record of which he is proud. In addition, the former president of Guingamp would also keep his family spare, and protect his commercial interests, so that his setbacks with the FFF do not weigh down his business in Brittany too much.

However, Noël Le Graët could afford one last coup. “He might want to condition his departure on that of certain members of the executive committee whom he considers disloyal with him”, explicitly thus L’Equipe. Tuesday’s meeting could therefore offer us a final surprise.