Since Noël Le Graët left the presidency of the FFF by resigning, French football has been holding its breath: who will succeed the 81-year-old Breton?
The former president of EA Guingamp, who will find work at FIFA, leaves the way clear for the post of president of the French Football Federation. While waiting for an individual to be elected, Philippe Diallo is in charge of the interim, until this summer. While Noël Le Graët wants to sue the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castera, who replied to him this Wednesday morning, a journalist has made an enticing proposal.
Riolo wants Platini at the FFF…
On RMCDaniel Riolo detailed the list of people potentially interested in succeeding Noël Le Graët: “Former players who care about this France team, who care about the image of French football, will have to wake up. I saw Luis (Fernandez) move quite a bit on the networks, but he won’t have to be alone. Because we know who’s going to go. Frédéric Thiriez will start, Michel Moulin will start, Jamel Sandjak will start, and Philippe Diallo will do everything to hang on. I’m sorry, but I’m not fully convinced by all these lists.
According to the journalist, Michel Platini is the best candidate: “I know that the political power wants it (Michel Platini, editor’s note) and afterwards, it will depend on him and his decision, but Michel Platini must come and save French football. It’s a certainty”.
… and Zidane on the bench of the Blues!
Ambition to recover the French team after the 2022 World Cup, Zinédine Zidane finally had to bow to Didier Deschamps, who reached the World Cup final with the Blues, and was recently extended until 2026. . However, Daniel Riolo implores “Zizou” to recover the EDF: “I want this Platini-Zidane duo to save French football, I’m sure it’s possible. If elections are called, and he takes over the project, (Michel) Platini will be elected. I think it will be followed, not only by the political world, but by the world of football in general. I want us to move on and I want the political power to put its name in it.”
Not sure that Daniel Riolo’s wish will come to life, while Didier Deschamps seems fixed at the Blues for another three years.