Deacon, the heavy accusations


By: Manu Tournoux

Almost a year after being sidelined from the French women’s team, Corinne Diacre is angry with the Lyonnais clan, led by Jean-Michel Aulas and Wendie Renard. She also explains having paid for her support to Hamraoui, targeting the attackers Katoto and Diani.

Corinne Deacon finally explains. Almost a year after being removed from the French women’s team (to be replaced by Hervé Renard), a few months before the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the former coach returns to the conditions of his ouster in the columns of The Team. The management of Deacon at the head of the Bleues having been contested since the 2019 World Cup (in France), many people have had his head. Logic.

The “Lyonnais clan” takes its place, Jean-Michel Aulas in the first place. Deacon explains that he never had good relations with the president of OL. “From the start, because I didn’t do what he would have wanted, what he expected regarding the players of his club », says Deacon, who has had problems with almost all the executives at Olympique Lyonnais. She recalls that “JMA” had “much more power when Noël Le Graët resigned” in February 2023. The sanction would therefore fall…

Deacon, a pro-Hamraoui

Diacre then attacks Wendie Renard, his captain (after dismissing Amandine Henry), who announced her international retirement by questioning the management of the French women’s team. “As she is the captain, we listened to her. In fact, it was his word against mine. But since she had support for the Federation, and I didn’t…, she regrets. I knew very well that by giving her the armband back, she could use this power against me. I told my deputies that. But I have no regrets about that”.

Finally, Corinne Diacre addresses a much more serious subject. She also links her ouster to the Kheira Hamraoui affair because, ” at one point, (She) took a stand for the one who was attacked” And “ other players didn’t like it », targeting exactly Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, relatives of Aminata Diallo, accused by the courts of having organized the attack on her former PSG teammate. Deacon says he was ” difficult “ to talk with Diani, who was her best player…

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