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French federation to pay Noves 1 million euros for wrongful dismissal

French federation to pay Noves 1 million euros for wrongful dismissal
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - France vs Japan - U Arena, Nanterre, France - November 25, 2017 France head coach Guy Noves REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo   -   Copyright  Gonzalo Fuentes(Reuters)
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TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – Former France coach Guy Noves is entitled to 1 million euros (862,396.57 pounds) in compensation for wrongful dismissal by the national rugby federation, a French court said on Monday.

The FFR alleged Noves was guilty of serious misconduct, but a Toulouse labour tribunal decided otherwise. Noves was asking for 2.88 million euros.

Both parties have the right to appeal.

Noves was sacked by the FFR in December 2017 after winning only seven of his 21 matches in charge, while his contract was due to run until the end of this year’s World Cup in Japan.

He was replaced by Jacques Brunel, who has been failing to turn the situation around.

(Reporting by Julie Rimbert, writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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