Fifa bosses takes pay cut

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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.

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