French football club president arrested over sexual misconduct allegations

Angers' Algerian club president Said Chabane poses during the official photo shoot of Angers (Sporting Club de l'Ouest) football club at the "La Baumette" stadium in Angers, northwestern France, on September 13, 2016. / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images)

Chabane held in custody in relation to complaint made against him by employee.

Paris: The French Ligue 1 football club Angers said on Wednesday that its president, Said Chabane, was being held in custody in relation to a formal complaint made against him by an employee, which French media said related to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Angers added that Chabane denied the accusations, was cooperating with authorities, and was confident about the outcome.