Budapest - FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Tuesday he
is aiming to name a secretary general within months and already has "a
couple" of names in mind.
Infantino, who was elected in February to take over
leadership of football's scandal-tainted world body, said that his new deputy
would not be European.
Infantino told reporters on the sidelines of a UEFA congress
in Budapest that the position would not be filled in time for a FIFA congress
to be held in Mexico City on May 13.
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"I am speaking to people, contacts have started, I have
a couple of people in mind," Infantino said without naming any candidates.
He predicted that he would make a proposal on the candidate
to FIFA's ruling council in the weeks after the congress.
Infantino told the UEFA meeting that he wanted the world
body to become "a FIFA of honesty" as he seeks a new era putting
behind the scandals that tainted his predecessor Sepp Blatter and sacked
secretary general Jerome Valcke.
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