Ex-FIFA Int'l Relations Dir Suggests Creating Subsidiary To Deal With Commercial Deals
Former FIFA Int'l Relations Dir Jerome Champagne has suggested that those at the head of the organization "should not also be involved in the commercial side of the sport," according to Julian Pretot of REUTERS. The Frenchman, who left FIFA two years ago, has been "tipped to run for the presidency." Champagne was asked by France Football magazine how FIFA could become more democratic and he said, "Those who rule FIFA should not be in a position where they are accused of conflict of interest. To get there, it would be appropriate to...create a subsidiary company that would look after the commercial deals" (REUTERS, 12/4).