Football: Women’s PSG suspend coach for ‘inappropriate facts’

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Didier Ollé-Nicolle was banned for an “inappropriate gesture” he committed last summer. The subject, initially closed, was reopened by the club of the capital.

Didier Ollé-Nicolle during a training session at PSG.

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The women’s Paris-SG coach, Didier Ollé-Nicolle, who was accused of behaving “inappropriately”, was suspended on Tuesday by the Paris club, which was embroiled in a new extra-sporting affair after the attack by the player Kheira Hamraoui in November.

This “resignation”, “conservative and temporary” measure taken “by mutual agreement” and announced on Tuesday, by means of a press release, darkens the season of the PSG women’s division, still disturbed by the turmoil in the Hamraoui case, whose aggression remains unresolved.

“Incompatible with sporting and human values”

The resignation of the 60-year-old coach, who arrived in the capital last summer and who heads the first women’s team of his career, “does in no way prejudge the results of the internal investigation that will be carried out, nor the decisions who could take the club,” said PSG, without giving more details about the nature of the charges against the technician, under contract until June 2023.

“These facts and comments, if confirmed, would be incompatible with the sporting and human values ​​of Paris Saint-Germain,” the club nevertheless continued in its press release.

“Inappropriate gesture” in the United States

The Versailles Judicial Police also took up the case and heard a player who had not filed a complaint, we learned from a source close to the investigation, who confirmed information from RMC Sport.

Interviews were conducted throughout the day on Tuesday by PSG’s human resources department, with staff and players being heard about this case, we learned from a source familiar with the file. The coach was also received by a club delegation, we learned from the same source. Didier Ollé-Nicolle did not respond to AFP’s question in the middle of the evening on Tuesday.

Some of the charges against him date back to PSG’s pre-season summer spell in the United States, in which the club had “heard” of an “inappropriate gesture” by the coach towards a player on the squad, the source continued.

new information

At the time, the topic was closed by mutual agreement after hearing all parties, but the club decided to get a handle on it on Tuesday after several new information had been broadcast on social networks in recent days.

As the men’s division celebrates with great fanfare the announcement of the new contract signed by Kylian Mbappé, PSG for women continues a bleak season, already extremely disrupted by the aggression in November from midfielder Kheira Hamraoui, who has since feuded with several teammates and who is currently training outside the profession.

Complicated season on the field

His partner Aminata Diallo, who was present the night of the attack, had been placed in police custody by the Versailles judicial police before coming out free and without charge, like one of his friends imprisoned in Lyon. Another man “known to police” was detained in the case on April 27 before being released, according to a source close to the investigation. Hamraoui returned to competition in late January and was again sidelined until further notice in late April, following an altercation with teammates in training.

As the reigning French champions, the Parisiennes have also had a complicated season on the pitch despite a win in the Coupe de France: they were knocked out by Lyon in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and the title in the women’s D1 seems promised to their greats. rivals Lyon, which has a five-point lead two days before the end of the championship.

This new case also arises just before the D1 summit between PSG and Lyon, Sunday (9 p.m.) at the Jean-Bouin stadium. A draw is enough for OL to win their 15th national title.

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