Fifa bosses takes pay cut
LONDON — Fifa president Gianni Infantino will earn less than his disgraced predecessor Sepp Blatter when he takes on the toughest job in world football.
His general secretary will also have to accept a far smaller pay packet than Jerome Valcke who, like Blatter, has been banned from the game after bringing Fifa to their knees.
Fifa’s accounts for 2014 show that $39.7m was paid in salaries to 13 top employees. But the collapse in confidence as a result of the corruption scandal was laid bare on Friday last week with the revelation that Fifa were paying $10m a month in legal bills and are $550m behind revenue projections for their four-year cycle.
Under their reform programme, FIFA are expected to announce in two weeks how much Blatter earned during his tempestuous 18-year reign. Estimates put the figure at £5m a year yet.
Fifa’s wide-ranging reforms, approved just a few hours before Infantino upset Asian football chief Sheikh Salman in the race to succeed Blatter, require the new secretary-general to take on more of a CEO role than in the past, with more decision-making power than the president himself.