(CNN) — Noel Le Graet, president of the French Football Federation (FFF), has resigned from his post, according to a statement released Tuesday.
“Noel Le Graet announced today before the FFF’s executive committee his decision to step down from his position,” the French Football Federation said in a statement.
The FFF said that Philippe Diallo, vice-president, will be interim president of the FFF until the date of the federation’s next meeting, June 10, 2023.
“The French Federation would like to thank Noël Le Graet for the impressive sporting and economic results,” the statement added.
Le Graet has been president of the French Football Federation since 2011, and his term was set to run until 2024.
Last month, the 81-year-old former footballer chose to “step down as president until the scrutiny by the Sports Ministry is completed,” shortly after his remarks about French legend Zinedine Zidane angered players and politicians.
Noel Le Graet, was credited with winning the French national football team the FIFA World Cup for men in 2018, and qualifying for the final of the Qatar World Cup 2022.