Targeted by criticism from executives of the France team, coach Corinne Deacon chose the day before a federal executive committee where her future at the head of the Blue must be discussed to respond to what she considers to be "slanders ".
“For more than ten days, I have been the subject of a smear campaign that astounds with its violence and dishonesty. My detractors do not hesitate - without bothering with the truth - to attack my personal and professional integrity, four months before the World Cup, "said the technician in a press release sent to Agence France-Presse by his lawyer, Christophe Ayela.
"In view of the shameful media outburst of recent days, I nevertheless wish to publicly reaffirm (...) that I am fully determined to carry out my mission and, above all, to bring honor to France at the next World Cup" this summer in Australia, reaffirms the one who is still under contract until the summer of 2024.
"I will not allow myself to be affected by this destabilization operation, which does not take into account my sporting record, and which has the sole objective of settling personal scores", still asserts the former coach of the Clermont men's team ( L2).
A response to the revolt of certain players
In office since 2017, Corinne Deacon has to face the revolt of several international players, including captain Wendie Renard and star attackers Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani, who have decided to withdraw from the selection.
The coach claims to have "decided not to respond" at first, in the name of "the interest of the national team" and says to have "endured, not without feeling great suffering, the display of slander, untruths and ambitions of each other".
Corinne Deacon was auditioned on Tuesday, according to her lawyer, by the members of the federal commission of which Jean-Michel Aulas, the boss of Olympique Lyonnais, is a member, who has revealed his wish to see her leave in recent days.
"I would like to thank Mr. Jean-Michel Aulas for having assured me, in the light of the information already collected by the commission, that he was ready to reconsider his public remarks by now considering the situation with objectivity and impartiality,” she says.