Paris St Germain women’s coach Didier Olle-Nicolle has been provisionally suspended following allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the club said in a statement on Tuesday.
The story was initially broken by French journalist, Romain Molina, and consists of behaviour on the part of the manager towards a player during the team’s pre-season tour in the USA last summer.
The club opened an investigation and interviewed witnesses, after which the case led to no sanctions, with the agreement of the player’s entourage. Ollé-Nicole apologised to his squad on returning from the tour, and was spoken to by the club’s management over his behaviour.
PSG proceeded to interview players and members of the staff today, to see if there were any further incidents after the incident in the United States. The manager himself will be spoken to by human resources in the coming hours.
According to the statement : Paris Saint-Germain has today been made aware of inappropriate behaviour and remarks that members of its Women’s Team have been exposed to.
These remarks and events, if confirmed, would be incompatible with Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting and human values.
Paris Saint-Germain is taking this situation seriously and intends to bring to light the reported events and remarks.
In order to protect the interests of all parties, the coach of the Women’s Team has been suspended today, in agreement with Paris Saint-Germain. This is a fair and temporary measure. It will not prejudice the internal investigation that will be undertaken, nor impact the decisions that the Club may be led to take.