The throne had never wavered so much before.
Noël Le Graët will soon be heard by his own Executive Committee (Comex), information that we are able to reveal.
This meeting scheduled for the next few days does not mean that his dismissal will be officially demanded.
But it increases the pressure on the boss of French football, more isolated than ever and at open war with the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.
A little earlier in the day on Tuesday, FranceInfo revealed that several members of the Comex, this body bringing together Le Graët, eleven people elected with him in March 2021 in the first round, and two ex officio members (the president of the Professional Football League and the Amateur Football League), were pressing to call a meeting.
With number two Philippe Diallo and OL president Jean-Michel Aulas on the front line.
The extension of DD without consultation has tensed
This request, which requires the approval of at least four of its members, is now accepted.
Three major points will be on the agenda.
The first concerns governance as such and the reasons why the Comex was not consulted and informed before the extension of Didier Deschamps until 2026. This renewal was indeed unveiled with great fanfare last Saturday, the day after a Comex meeting.
Secondly, the leaders wish to have clarifications on the exit from the road of the "Menhir" against Zinedine Zidane.
They are surprised, to put it mildly, that the communication service of the FFF has been short-circuited.
Finally, the startling testimony of Sonia Souid will also be discussed.
The players' agent revealed to L'Equipe and BFMTV on Monday that she had suffered inappropriate advances, with supporting evidence (SMS, voice messages, calls).
Le Graët called each member of the Comex
Still according to our information, Noël Le Graët consulted each of the 13 members of the Comex to find out if he wanted to resign.
As a reminder, the Comex cannot dismiss the president.
He can simply push him to withdraw by putting him in the minority and asking for an extraordinary Federal Assembly.
By regulation, this assembly, made up roughly of the leaders of leagues and districts, is the only legitimate one to dismiss the president of the largest sports federation in France.
A vote would then take place to decide whether or not to maintain the entire Comex.
It should be noted that the Federal Assembly can also seize itself insofar as this request emanates from at least a quarter of the representatives.
In the event that Le Graët resigns on his own, the situation would be different.
The other 13 members of the Comex would remain in place.
And it is the deputy president Philippe Diallo who will occupy the position of interim president until the next General Assembly, scheduled for June 10.