English David Gill confirmed on Saturday that he withdraws from FIFA's Executive Committee as a result of that Sepp Blatter was re-elected as president.
Gill was as expected elected to the FIFA board on Friday. But beforehand the 57-year-old had announced that it was unthinkable for him to sit in a Blatter-led FIFA.
On Saturday Gill confirmed in a statement that he withdraws from FIFA, the day after Blatter beat prince Alin bin al Hussein in the vote to become president.
- It's not an easy decision. But the last three days have convinced me that it is inappropriate to be part of FIFA's Executive Committee with the current leadership, says Gill.
Gill was director of Manchester United for ten years until 2013. He is now vice president of the English Football Association (FA), in addition to being in the UEFA Board. In the press release, he writes that he does not consider Blatter as democratically elected and that he considers a positive change impossible as long as the 79-year-old Swiss is FIFA president.
The Englishman was elected on Friday in UEFA's quota. The European Football Association is therefore bound to hold a poll to find a new representative who will represent them in FIFA.
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