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FFF: an internal audit launched, the management of Florence Hardouin targeted

Noël Le Graët is trying to restore order to the French Football Federation. According to our information, confirming those of New York Times, the president of the FFF ordered an internal audit in mid-September from the consulting firm Plein Sens. Official objective: “To regain a serene working climate” within the management team. In reality, it is a question of demining the serious personal conflicts between several directors of services and Florence Hardouin, general director of the Federation.

The first reproach the second for its supposedly “brutal” management and have already pointed out in reports submitted to Le Graët facts relating, according to them, to moral harassment. This approach follows the petition signed in September 2019 by thirteen directors who denounced a deleterious atmosphere at the FFF. A way, already at the time, to try to influence the behavior of Florence Hardouin towards them.

In recent months, the crisis has, on the contrary, worsened. So much so that three service directors, including that of human resources, were placed on sick leave for several weeks. Still in progress, the internal audit is supposed to lead to “an action plan”. In the hot seat, Florence Hardouin (53), present with the Blues this Wednesday in Croatia but who did not respond to our requests, does not seem threatened in the short term. At least not until the next presidential election scheduled for March in which Noël Le Graët, 78, in office since 2011, does not rule out participating.

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