Two months before the elections for the presidency of the French Football Federation, the candidates are revealed. While the current president, Noël Le Graët, has still not revealed his intentions, they are now two to claim his succession. After Frédéric Thiriez, it was Michel Moulin who indeed announced his candidacy in the columns of Figaro.
“My football hurts, the one I love is almost dead. Amateur football is at the end of its life and not just because of the Covid-19 crisis. There are fewer and fewer redundancies among men. We lose volunteers and without volunteers, no football ”, justified the businessman, creator of ParuVendu, a newspaper of classifieds, the sports media Le 10 Sport and the Led studio.
Deschamps is an employee of 3F
But the entrepreneur can also boast of a solid experience in football, he who has been an amateur player, coach, sports director and then leader of Red Star, Istres or even PSG and is currently president and delegate of Blois Foot 41. “All these experiences make me think that I have the capacity to lead the FFF by surrounding myself with people of very high quality. This is what I always do in my companies. My candidacy is not that of an ego, but that of a collective ”, he added.
And if his program is still imprecise, he has nonetheless made an announcement that is at the very least explosive: if he is elected, he intends nothing less than to impose Karim Benzema to Didier Deschamps, under contract until 2022. “The FFF has multiplied management errors,” explained the new candidate in the generalist daily, with reference to Benzema. Deschamps is an employee of 3F. If above him, he is told to play Benzema, he must make him play ”, he assured. An announcement that may tick the tricolor coach. And that’s an understatement …
Michel Moulin also prided himself on numerous supporters during his interview. “Fabien Barthez, Eric Di Meco and Daniel Bravo are behind me, as are Peguy Luyindula, Kader Ferhaoui, Pascal Olmeta and Nicolas Dieuze.”, he launched, also citing personalities outside football such as David Douillet or Christine Kelly.
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