Landed from her position as coach of the France team, Corinne Deacon could quickly find a base.
The sentence fell on Thursday. And as expected for several days, Corinne Deacon did not resist the putsch fomented by Wendie Renard, who did not hesitate to threaten not to come to the France team as long as the now former tricolor coach would be in place. The executive committee of the French Football Federation has indeed announced the dismissal of the Northerner four months before the start of the World Cup.
The blow is hard for the former defender who assured, the day before, to be the victim of a “operation of destabilization” and a “shameful media outburst” and affirmed its determination “to carry out (his) mission”. “Can you imagine the shock”, has also blown Claude Michy, its former president in Clermont, at the microphone of France Info, wanting nevertheless to be optimistic for the technician: “She is going to need to digest this bad news, but she will bounce back. »
A great success in Clermont
And according to Mohamed Toubache-Ter, the rebound could be quick. Corinne Deacon would indeed have several offers from Ligue 2 clubs, a championship she knows very well for having officiated for three seasons on the Clermont bench. She had become on this occasion the first woman to practice on the bench of a professional team and had proven herself there by obtaining solid results.
“There are players who did not accept being coached by a woman, also recalled Claude Michy. These players left and I kept Corinne Deacon because I thought she was the one who was on the right track, he pointed out. She maintained the club, she made it grow, she brought in Pascal Gastien who is now the club’s coach. He was the director of the training center and he too is extremely shocked at the way Corinne Deacon was treated. »