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Didier Ollé-Nicolle breaks the silence. A few months after the end of his stormy adventure at the helm of Paris Saint-Germain, the 61-year-old coach returns this Saturday to the painful last season in the capital, between the Hamraoui affair, the deleterious atmosphere or the accusations of sexual assault. Against him. “I am coming out of a situation that was unreal, very violent, that hurt me and my family a lot, he confesses. The team. (…) It was very hard. I have players who have told me that they consider me his father. I am a father and a grandfather, I have deeply rooted values and I had to face this story, practically only professionally”, blows the native of Belley (Ain), who even admits having thought at one point of throwing the sponge. .
“It happened to me once, he says. During the fight between Hamraoui on one side, Katoto and Diani on the other”, at the end of April. Be it the day before “a Champions League semi-final. There was unbearable behavior and I felt like something was going on. It seemed to bother some people that this team was still running despite what was going on behind the scenes. Some behavior made me want to to stop. This thought only lasted five minutes. Then I summoned the group and went back to the fight. But after a while, it didn’t stop. It was no longer possible. I had to be careful with every word I said in training. there were clans everywhere…” says Didier Ollé-Nicolle.
“I felt they hated each other”
“It was not easy, he insists. I don’t want to pass judgment because there was a judicial investigation and we couldn’t know what was going to happen. I made the decision, at that time, to train Hamraoui and (Aminata) Diallo for just one week. Then together the second week. Seven terrible days because the two girls did not speak to each other. I felt they hated each other. One, more than the other… And the third week, I decided to reintegrate them into the group, hoping that the winter break would allow them all to start from scratch. Until the crash, he remained very proud of not having given in to the pressures of the environment certain players and having always played for Hamraoui, who deserved his place on the pitch. It was very clear in my mind: with Kheira, Grace Geyoro and Sara Däbritz we had the best midfielder in France”, confirms Didier Ollé-Nicolle, who shares his feeling of having been “used, instrumented to read.” In short, a ” collateral victim” of the Hamraoui affair according to him.
The former PSG women’s coach also returns to the accusations of sexual assault against her. “I arrived at the training center one morning and they warned me of these accusations, he recounts in the newspaper columns. It was so unreal… The sky fell on my head. I received a stab in the back. Fortunately, and very quickly we asked , with my lawyer, that the police listen to me to make things very clear, then I was heard under the free hearing system at the Versalles PJ, it was a huge relief to leave because they told me that there was no complaint against me, and they made me understand that they did not reproach me for this particular fact. At the same time, PSG had opened a two-month internal investigation. At the end of this procedure, they announced that they had not found any breach or fault on me, “recalls Didier Olle Nicole.
The latter recently chose to file a complaint against X for slanderous denunciation before the Versailles public prosecutor. “I fought with my lawyer, my family, my agents, with the sole desire that my honor be cleared. I did not speak before because they made me understand that things were going to come out in September. We have this desire to go. to the point of knowing the exact origin of the complaints of which I have been a victim”, he explains. And if he indicates “being very proud” of having coached PSG and recalls a “very strong year in terms of results”, Ollé-Nicolle indicates that the events experienced mark the rest of his career.”There were suspicions, we are not going to hide it. During the season, Maxwell contacted me to work with UEFA, with the agreement of PSG. I lost this track. I also lost several years of my contract because on the night of the Coupe de France victory, Leonardo told me that he wanted to meet with me to discuss the future. I also had contacts with a D1 club abroad and in Ligue 2. This matter had very harsh consequences in my life as a coach… But I am still standing, optimistic and passionate”, he concludes.
To sum up
Didier Ollé-Nicolle breaks the silence. A few months after the end of his stormy adventure at the helm of Paris Saint-Germain, the 61-year-old coach returns this Saturday to the painful last season in the capital, between the Hamraoui affair, the deleterious atmosphere or the accusations of sexual assault. Against him.
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