French soccer president accused of improper conduct by agent

PARIS (AP) — A sports agent has accused the president of the French soccer federation of improper conduct over several years. She says he only was interested in her sexually. Noël Le Graët has had a tumultuous week in France after saying he “couldn’t care less” about Zinédine Zidane’s future as a coach. He has previously faced claims of sexual harassment and the French soccer federation is the target of an investigation ordered by Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. The agent is 37-year-old Sonia Souid. She says in an interview with L’Equipe sports daily that Le Graët repeatedly tried to approach her from 2013-17. The latest accusation led to calls for Le Graët’s resignation from the head of the French Football Federation’s ethics council.

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