It's the end of an era for the Paris Saint-Germain women's team.
Three years after having succeeded Patrice Lair, Olivier Echouafni will leave the club in the capital.
Despite obtaining the first title of champion of France in the history of the club, Friday after a final success against Dijon (3-0), Paris decided to separate from its coach who came to the end of the contract on June 30.
According to information from L'Équipe, which we can confirm, Olivier Echouafni learned of his departure on Wednesday from the Parisian leaders who could also put an end to their collaboration with goalkeeper coach Bruno Valencony. However, the latter was not directly informed of his departure, even if his fate seems linked to that of Echouafni whom he had accompanied at the time of his arrival in 2018.
Physical trainer Sébastien Lopez-Guia could follow.
On the other hand, Bernard Mendy should not be pushed towards the exit.
It remains to be seen what role the former Parisian right-back will occupy next season.
Until now, he held the position of assistant coach.
His CV would be on the management desk to succeed Echouafni according to France Bleu Paris, but he is not the only candidate.
Gérard Prêcheur is regularly cited.
There is also talk of an interest in a foreign coach whose identity has not filtered.
The off-season promises to be turbulent for Paris, which has chosen to entrust the sporting direction to the former Bordeaux goalkeeper Ulrich Ramé.
Important players at the start
Within the workforce, several players are leaving.
And not least… Goalkeeper Christiane Endler will join Olympique Lyonnais, probably accompanied by Signe Bruun and Perle Morroni, even if Paris could shoot down one last card in this case.
Captain Irene Paredes has signed up with FC Barcelona, just crowned European champion.
Formiga will return to Brazil.
Finally, Nadia Nadim announced her departure by posting a message on Twitter, the day after the title.
In the direction of arrivals, Paris has only advanced on the recruitment of defenders Estelle Cascarino (ex-Bordeaux) and Elisa De Almeida (Montpellier).
Le Havre goalkeeper and French international Constance Picaud is followed for the post-Endler.