Corinne Diacre Appointed France Head Coach

Olivier Echouafni’s year-long spell in charge of the French national team has been ended, with his replacement being ex-international Corinne Diacre.

France, highly fancied to win Euro 2017, bowed out to England at the quarter-final stage.

Diacre starts her new job on 1st September and has signed a four-year contract.

Diacre totalled 121 caps for France during her playing career, which ended with a near two-decade spell at ASJ Soyaux.

As well as managing the same club for six years, she was also the national team assistant coach during the same period and has spent the last three years with Ligue 2 men’s side Clermont Foot 63.

Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, said:

“I would first like to thank Claude Michy, president of Clermont Foot, who made this appointment possible. I am pleased with the arrival of Corinne Diacre. Corinne is a very experienced technician who is part of a long-term project, with a first major target the preparation for the 2019 FIFA World Cup that we organize. ”

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