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French women's team: Thierry Henry will not be Corinne Deacon's successor

2023-03-16T11:31:09.190Z


INFO FIGARO – Involved in the quest for a replacement for Corinne Deacon at the head of the Bleues, Jean-Michel Aulas assures Le Figaro that it will not be Thierry Henry.


Time is running out for the French women's team.

Following the dismissal of Corinne Deacon last Thursday, dismissed after the revolt of major players, the French football federation is looking for her replacement.

The verdict must fall within 48 hours.

A file entrusted to Jean-Michel Aulas, Mark Keller, Aline Riera and Laura Georges, all members of the executive committee of 3F, who must propose a name to the interim president, Philippe Diallo.

In recent days, this quartet has been holding meetings and interviews in order to listen to the various candidates.

And they are many.

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This was particularly the case for Jocelyn Gourvennec (ex-Bordeaux, Lille), who presented his project and is now awaiting the response.

Other profiles are being studied such as Gérard Prêcheur, current coach of PSG women, Sonia Bompastor coach of OL, Sandrine Soubeyrand (Paris FC), Eric Blahic (ex-deputy of Deacon), Hervé Renard (Saudi Arabia) ... The latter, engaged with the Saudi selection until 2027, is interested and benefits from a clause in his contract to disengage.

Confirmation that the position is arousing a certain interest with the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in sight (July 20-August 20), but above all the Paris Olympic Games scheduled for 2024.

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Aulas called Henry... who declined.

This Thursday, our colleagues from

L'Equipe

advanced the Thierry Henry track, which would make the FFF dream.

The 1998 world champion, star consultant in France and England, passed by Monaco (2018-2019) and Canada (Montreal Impact in 2020), but also former assistant to Roberto Martinez with Belgium, is on the market.

Questioned in the morning on this subject by Le

Figaro

, Jean-Michel Aulas put an end to the suspense.

The response was not positive.

He was obviously very flattered that we consulted him

 ”

JJean-Michel Aulas on the profile of Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry, this was considered, I had it personally to ask him the question

, Aulas advances.

The response was not positive.

He was obviously very flattered to be consulted.

We did it because we were told he might be interested.

It will not be Thierry Henry.

I think he's moving on to other projects

."

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And "JMA" to say more about the progress of the contacts, in particular about Gourvennec and Précheur.

Among others, but there are others

, he admits when he had just finished a video with a candidate.

We consulted five of them and there are two and a half left, because there is a combination between the first and the second assistant

.

It's progressing well.

We have finished our preliminary consultations, we are in the choice, I think, by tomorrow evening (Friday).

»

The return of the rebellious expected in the France team

On the side of blue ambitions, Jean-Michel Aulas, who is also in charge of finding a general manager at the FFF in a commission composed in particular of Vincent Labrune, wants to be offensive.

We hire a coach on the theme of

''how to win the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Paris which take place twelve months later''.

Everything that just happened will soon be nothing more than an unfortunate episode.

»

On the sling of the players, the president of OL, boss of Wendie Renard who was the first to withdraw from the selection if Corinne Deacon remained in office, showed optimism.

And firmly believes in the returns of the "rebellious".

Without surprise.

I didn't consult them but I read that Wendie

(Renard)

had already made a foot call.

Since they wanted us to make other arrangements, I imagine that when we announce a rather responsible and well-known coach, they will be keen to demonstrate that they did not do it only for the sake of to destabilize but to go towards victory.

So I hope they will come back.

»

Source: lefigaro

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