Raymond Domenech awarded ?975,000 in damages

The French football federation has awarded former national team

coach Raymond Domenech ?975,000 ($1.38 million) in compensation

after being fired last year.

FFF president Noel Le Graet says ”the Domenech issue is

closed” and he will receive ?575,000 ($817,00) relating to the

years he had worked for the FFF and ”an additional compensation of

?400,000 ($568,000).”

Domenech’s bitter six-year tenure as coach ended after last

year’s World Cup in South Africa, where France’s players shocked a

nation by going on strike after striker Nicolas Anelka was sent

home.

Domenech remained an FFF employee until he was fired in

September. He had initially claimed ?2.9 million ($4.1 million) in

damages.