Wednesday 26 October 2016

Gill offers help to FIFA

David Gill: Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters
David Gill: Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill is ready to play a key role in helping oversee FIFA's finances under the world governing body's new president, Gianni Infantino.

Gill, who remains a non-executive director at United after standing down as chief executive in 2013, is a chartered accountant and is prepared to play a significant role in Infantino's administration as FIFA bids to recover from the worst crisis of its 112-year history.

The 58-year-old is a member of the UEFA executive committee and a FIFA vice-president, serving on the executive committee which is to be expanded to a 36-seat council following the passing of reforms designed to improve the governance of the organisation.

FIFA's finance committee, under the reforms, may have an independent chairman, while any executive committee member who also sits on the finance committee must have a financial qualification.

"I now sit on UEFA's finance committee and I have also had that role at the Premier League so I would certainly be prepared to do it at FIFA," said Gill.

"Anything's going to be a tough gig. FIFA's got to rebuild. We've got to do it. I'm happy to get involved."

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