Didier Quillot to become new GM of French football

11 March 2016 | Finance & Regulation
Didier Quillot to become new GM of French football
Didier Quillot, the former head of Orange and Lagardére Active, has been chosen as the new general manager of the Professional Football League (LFP), which operates France’s top domestic football competitions.

The appointment, which was announced by the LFP administrative board, will become official when current director general Jean-Pierre Hughes retires.

Quillot, who has extensive experience in sports management and governance, beat former Paris Saint-Germain chairman Robin Leproux to the role, with the administrative board declaring it was a ‘tight’ race.

Quillot’s first task in his new job will be to secure future TV rights agreements for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for coming seasons.

The news comes as current LFP president Frédéric Thiriez declared he would not be running for another term, after nearly 14 years of presidency.

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