Olivier Échouafni

Olivier Échouafni sacked as France head coach, Corinne Diacre named as replacement

Corinne Diacre has taken over the role as France women’s national team head coach, the FFF announced today on Twitter.

The decision comes just weeks after France put on a disappointing performance at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Championship, which saw Les Bleues eliminated in the quarter-final stage.

The president of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, has dismissed Olivier Échouafni and has appointed Corinne Diacre as the coach of the French women’s national team.

The contract of Corinne Diacre takes effect from 1 September 2017, for a period of four years.

Diacre is 43-years old, a former player who earned 121 caps with the French national team between 1993 and 2005.

In 2007, Corinne Diacre gained coaching experience as Assistant coach of the French women’s team Bruno Bini before taking the role of ASJ Soyaux coach (2007-2013) and Clermont Foot 63 coach (2014-2017).

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