Corinne Diacre sacked as France Women’s manager five months before World Cup

Corinne Diacre has been sacked as France Women’s manager just five months before the Women’s World Cup.

The French Football Federation (FFF) outlined a fracture between players and management meant that the team had reached a point of “no return”.

A statement added that the damage was “irreversible” and that Diacre was dismissed after an FFF executive board meeting this Thursday.

Pressure has grown on the FFF to make a change after a number of players from Les Bleues withdrew from the team, including skipper Wendie Renard, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto.

Diani, speaking to TF1, bemoaned how “the girls can’t take it anymore.”

Diacre’s departure has only added to a crisis in French football, shortly following the resignation of Noël Le Graët as French FA’s president, with a contract running until 2024.

France are now looking for a new coach having ended Diacre’s six-year spell ahead of their first match against Jamaica to kick off their bid to win the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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