The mother of 22 was grateful none of her children were in the car with her.
The 75-year-old former England boss replaces the sacked Patrick Vieira.
The conditional agreement is for an offer price of 5.75 euros per share excluding dividends, valuing Ordina at about 518 million euros ($555 million). "We are very enthusiastic about this operation," said Sopra Steria's finance chief Etienne du Vignaux in a call, adding Ordina's revenues are growing rapidly while the company has no debts. The deal would result in a new operation in the Benelux region which would combine Sopra Steria's existing business there, its recent acquisition of Tobania, and Ordina.