1st female president for French football league

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PARIS (AP) Nathalie Boy de la Tour has become the first female president of the French football league.

The LFP general assembly elected her on Friday and also chose a new administrative council on a four-year mandate.

The 48-year-old Frenchwoman has been a member of that council since July 2013 – the first woman to hold that role.

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Boy de la Tour says her first task is to bring “trust and cohesion” back to the French leagues, after disputes between presidents of clubs in the first and second divisions.

She says “we will all work together toward this.”

Former France coach Raymond Domenech – who guided France to the 2006 World Cup final – had his bid put forward by the administrative council but was rejected by the general assembly.