Aulas elected to the FFF, but…


By: Manu Tournoux

Jean-Michel Aulas was officially elected vice-president of the French Football Federation, but his score in the vote was not great.

Unsurprisingly, Jean-Michel Aulas was elected this Saturday morning vice-president of the French Football Federation. The former president of Olympique Lyonnais was the only candidate for this position, after being chosen on November 16 by the executive committee of the governing body of French football. This appointment just had to be validated this Saturday at the General Assembly, which was therefore done.

The whole issue was to know what support Aulas would receive during this election. And here is the answer: the former OL boss received 78.58% of the votes. A score described as “ok, but nothing more” by The Team. It should therefore be noted that more than 20% of voters did not wish to ratify Aulas’s appointment, which is a form of distrust. The Team believes that this score “proves that some in the amateur world believe that the professional sector has a little too much weight in the FFF. »

With Philippe Diallo, former president of the UCPF (the union of L1 and L2 clubs), this makes two people from the professional world who lead the FFF. The Federation also (and above all) manages amateur football, which may consider itself under-represented. The Diallo-Aulas pair will be in place until the end of 2024, the date of the next elections organized by the FFF.

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