This month the audit concluded that the 81-year-old no longer had “the necessary legitimacy” to administer and represent the sport in France and “highlighted the inappropriate behaviour of Mr Le Graët towards women”.
Le Graët, who presided over his last executive committee on Tuesday, has denied any wrongdoing.
“Noel Le Graët announced … to the executive committee of the French Football Federation his decision to step down from his position,” the FFF said in a statement. “Philippe Diallo, vice-president, will act as interim president of the FFF until 10 June 2023, the date of the next federal assembly.”
Le Graët, whose mandate was due to end in 2024, had been criticised for extending the contract of the men’s coach Didier Deschamps until 2026 and for derogatory comments aimed at the France great Zinedine Zidane, for which he apologised.