Suspected of sexual assault without any complaint having been filed, Didier Ollé-Nicolle spoke for the first time about his experience with the PSG women, whose last season was cut short by the revelation of the attack on Kheira Hamraoui.
She is speaking for the first time since being left out of PSG’s women’s squad at the end of May. Suspected of “sexual assault” without any complaint having been filed, Didier Ollé-Nicolle returned to this episode for the first time in the columns of The team. The French coach was criticized for “inappropriate words” and “a hand on the buttocks” during pre-season training in the summer of 2021 in the United States. The player in question would have been transferred internally, without filing a complaint. Remember when it all started.
“I arrived at the training center one morning and they warned me of these accusations. It was so unreal… The sky fell on my head,” confesses the 61-year-old coach. I was stabbed in the back. Fortunately, and very quickly, we asked, with my lawyer, that the police listen to me so that it would be very clear, then I was heard in a free hearing at the PJ in Versailles, it was a huge relief to leave because they told me that there had been no complaint in against me, and they made it clear to me that no specific facts were being charged. At the same time, PSG had opened a two-month internal investigation. At the end of this procedure, they announced that there was no breach or fault. had been found against me.
“An Unreal Situation”
After being the subject of an internal investigation by PSG, Didier Ollé-Nicolle was told “that no fault or breach is imputed to him”, before leaving the capital club by mutual agreement. “I fought with my lawyer, my family, my agents, with the sole desire that my honor be washed. I did not speak before because they made me understand that things were going to come out in September. We have that desire to go to the end to know the exact origin of the complaints of which I have been a victim”, he maintains.
Heard by the PJ of Versailles, the former PSG coach filed a complaint against X for slanderous complaint. A new episode of a soap opera that he does not miss. “I am coming out of a situation that was unreal, very violent, that hurt me a lot and hurt my family a lot. It was thanks to her that I was able to overcome this suffering. It was very hard, I have players who have told me that they consider me their father. I am a father and a grandfather, I have deeply rooted values and I had to face this story practically alone professionally.
Consequences ‘very hard to bear’
This case occurred when the Parisian dressing room had to deal with another hot topic, namely the attack on Kheira Hamraoui, in November 2021. A succession of events that almost made Didier Ollé-Nicolle shudder, who thought “once” to throw in the towel. . “At the time of the fight between Hamraoui on one side, Katoto and Diani on the other (end of April). We were on the eve of a Champions League semifinal (against Lyon, editor’s note). There were unbearable behaviors and I felt that something was going on. It seemed to bother some people that this team was still going despite what was going on behind the scenes. Some behaviors made me want to quit. This thought only lasted five minutes. So I summoned the party and went back to battle. But after a while, that was no longer possible. He had to be careful with every word he said in training, there were clans everywhere.”
A fractured locker room and a disastrous start, Ollé-Nicolle felt “used, instrumentalized”. However, the technician does not lose hope, he is still looking for work. “This matter has had very harsh consequences in my life as a coach… But I am still standing, optimistic and passionate.”