Noel Le Graet, President of the French Football Federation, submitted his resignation to the Executive Committee of the Federation, on Tuesday, according to what Agence France-Presse learned from a member of the latter.
The 81-year-old Le Graet decided to resign from the position he held for 11 years, after several months of turmoil marked by accusations of moral and sexual harassment, an audit committee from the General Inspectorate of Education, Sports and Research, and many verbal slips that coincided with the French national team reaching the final. Qatar World Cup, which he lost to Argentina on penalties.
It was learned by several members of the Executive Committee that Philippe Diallo, Vice-President, would assume the position of Interim President of the Commission after Le Graet’s resignation.
The sources said that according to the law of the federation, the vice president is temporarily assigned to exercise the presidential functions, until the general assembly scheduled to be held on the tenth of next June.
Le Graet’s resignation came 13 days after the publication of an incriminating report by the union’s audit mission, which confirmed that Noel Le Graet no longer had the necessary legitimacy to run the federation because of his behavior towards women.
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