Corinne Diacre replaces Olivier Echouafni as France Women head coach

Corinne Diacre, the former captain of the French national women's football team, smiles at a Clermont Foot press conference
Image: Former captain Corinne Diacrehas taken over as France manager

Corinne Diacre has left her position as manager of men’s side Clermont-Foot to replace Olivier Echouafni as head coach of France Women.

Diacre, a former France international with more than 100 caps to her name, spent three years in charge of Ligue 2 Clermont.

Echouafni was sacked following France's exit from Euro 2017 at the quarter-final stage where they lost 1-0 to England, incurring their first defeat to the Lionesses in 43 years.

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"Corinne is a very experienced manager who has signed up for a long-term project with a first major task: preparing for the 2019 World Cup on French soil," French Football Federation boss Noel Le Graet said.

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