Didier Deschamps has expressed concern about how the coach of the France women's team was ousted from power after a player revolt.
Three players, led by captain Wendie Renard, went public by stating they would not play on for Les Bleus under the then-existing regime.
The French Football Federation (FFF) elected to sack Diacre on March 9 after acknowledging her relationship with players had "reached a point of no return which harms the interests of the national team".
It was a decision that ended a sometimes controversial reign, with the move coming ahead of France competing at this year's Women's World Cup, which takes place in July and August in Australia and New Zealand.
Deschamps has never faced such a situation, but he appears to have reservations about how the saga played out.
"I'm laughing, but I don't want to laugh about it," he said in a France men's team press conference on Thursday. "I have to weigh every word. I don't have the ins and outs.
"After the decision… I don't know if it was a good one or a less bad one or whatever.
"There is the substance and the form. As a coach, trainer, the form [of how it happened] bothers me. I will not say more, but you will have understood me."
Le COMEX de la FFF a reçu les conclusions de la commission missionnée par Philippe Diallo pour dresser un constat sur la situation de l’Équipe de France Féminine.— FFF (@FFF) March 9, 2023
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