Elected in March 2021 for a new lease at the head of the FFF until the end of 2024, Noël Le Graët (81) cannot be revoked by the Ministry of Sports. Only an extraordinary general assembly of the Federation can call into question the mandate of the president. For it to meet soon, the FFF executive committee would have to decide. And for this executive committee (most of whose members have been polled in recent hours on their intentions by Noël Le Graët), to be convened, a quarter of its members must request it. And that on this occasion, a vote puts the boss of the Federation in a minority and forces him to go to an extraordinary GA where the question of his retention in office would then be debated.
The other option is for the president to step down. In the statutes of the FFF, it is then planned that the vice-president, in this case Philippe Diallo, becomes interim president, before the comex designates a candidate within it likely, then, to be confirmed by a next assembly. Federal, in June.
In this climate, appetites sharpen. Some are worried about imagining Diallo being able to settle in the presidential chair until June and not being able to dislodge him before the end of 2024. Because the post obviously attracts. Jamel Sandjak, the president of the Paris Île-de-France League, thinks about it, like Marc Keller, the president of Strasbourg, who must nevertheless leave the shareholding of his club to apply.