Female PSG suspends coach accused of ‘inappropriate facts’


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Paris (AFP) – Paris-SG Women’s Coach Didier Ollé-Nicolle, accused of behaving “inappropriately”, was suspended Tuesday by the Paris club, which was caught in a new extra-sports case following the attack on player Kheira Hamraoui in November.

Taken “by mutual agreement” and announced in a press release on Tuesday, this “layoff”, “conservative and temporary” measure further tarnishes the season of PSG’s women’s division, which is still plagued by the turmoil caused by the case. remains unresolved.

The dismissal of the 60-year-old coach, who arrived in the capital last summer and took charge of the first women’s team of his career, “does not in any way prejudge the results of the internal investigation and the decisions taken. The club may have to take it”, PSG said in June, without providing further details on the nature of the charges against the technician. He signed a contract until 2023.

“These facts and statements, if confirmed, are incompatible with the sporting and humanitarian values ​​of Paris Saint-Germain,” the club’s press release continues.

Versailles judicial police also looked into the case and listened to a player who did not file a complaint, we learned from a source close to the investigation that they had confirmed information from RMC Sport.

“inappropriate gesture” in the US

During the day on Tuesday, interviews with staff and players were conducted by the PSG human resources department, we heard about this case, we learned from a source familiar with the case.

As far as we learned from the same source, the coach was also welcomed by a club delegation. Asked by AFP, Didier Ollé-Nicolle did not respond in the middle of the evening on Tuesday.

Some of the accusations against him went on to this source, where PSG “heard” during the preseason summer in the United States that the club “heard” an “inappropriate gesture” from the coach towards a player from the club.

At the time the matter was settled by mutual agreement after hearing from all parties, but the club decided to settle the matter on Tuesday after several new pieces of information have been circulating on social media in recent days.

While the men’s division celebrates with great fanfare the announcement of the new contract signed by Kylian Mbappé, the women’s PSG continues its dismal season, deeply disturbed by the aggression of midfielder Kheira Hamraoui, who had already fallen out with several teammates in November. He is currently training away from the professional group.

Complex season on the field

His partner, Aminata Diallo, who was present on the evening of the attack, was detained by the police by the Versailles judicial police, before leaving without charge, like a friend imprisoned in Lyon.

According to a source close to the investigation, another man “known to the police” in this case was detained on April 27 before being released.

Returning to the competition at the end of January, Hamraoui was back off the field until further notice at the end of April, after an argument with his teammates in training.

Despite their French Cup victories, the French champions Parisians are having a complicated season on the pitch: they were knocked out by Lyon in the semi-finals of the Champions League and the women’s D1 championship seems to have been promised to their elders. Two days before the end of the championship, their opponents with a five-point difference are Lyon.

This new event also takes place at the Jean-Bouin stadium at 21:00 on Sunday, just before the D1 summit between PSG and Lyon. One draw will be enough for OL to win their 15th national title.