The French Football Federation (FFF) has appointed Philippe Diallo as its new permanent president until the end of 2024.

Diallo secured over 90% of the vote at the FFF’s general assembly in Paris over the weekend, to secure the presidency on a full-term basis.

Up until that point, he had been filling in as interim president after Noel Le Great stepped down in January. Diallo takes up the remaining 18 months of the term of office Le Graet was meant to serve.

After his initial interim appointment five months ago, Diallo said he would consider the option of staying in the role on a permanent basis.

Diallo has said: “You grant me a very great honor with this huge vote. It’s also a big responsibility as we’ve endured some difficult times over the past few months.”

Le Graet officially resigned from the FFF presidency in late February. There had been multiple allegations of harassment from several female FFF employees, as well as a separate controversy about derogatory comments he made regarding French soccer legend Zinedine Zidane.

A report eventually concluded that his “behavioral excesses are incompatible with the carrying out of his functions.”

He had been head of the FFF since 2011 and was re-elected in 2012, 2017, and March 2021.

In late April, the FFF appointed Jean-Francois Vilotte, previously the director general of the French Tennis Federation, as its new general manager.

He was director general of the French Tennis Federation between 2007 and 2009, and then again from 2018 to 2021.