FIFA dismisses Jerome Valcke as Secretary General

13:55, 13 January 2016
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On January 9, 2016, the FIFA Emergency Committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA Secretary General with immediate effect. Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the Secretary General of FIFA, according to the press release by FIFA.


The employment relationship between FIFA and Jerome Valcke has also been terminated, the report says.

Valcke was provisionally released from his duties as Secretary General on September 17, 2015, and on January 7, 2016, formal adjudicatory proceedings were opened against him by the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert. The provisional suspension imposed on Valcke on October 8, 2015 and extended on January 6, 2016 continues to be valid.

The duties of the Secretary General will continue to be assumed by the Acting Secretary General, Dr. Markus Kattner.

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