The Minister of sports Vitaly Mutko became the new President of the Russian football Union (RFU). His candidacy was supported by all participants of the extraordinary conference of the organization.
According to RBC, the vote took 15 seconds. It was open, the Russian sports Minister, was elected unanimously - voted all 393 of the participant of the RFU.
"Real evidence confirmed that Vitaly Mutko elected President of the RFU at the extraordinary conference for the period of 1 year. I am convinced that next year you will be re-elected," said 1st Vice-President of the RFU Nikita Simonyan. "We will do everything together with you that everything was great and the football is developing," - said Mutko immediately after the election.
According to the newly minted President of the RFU, the development of youth football should remain a priority. "1 of values - the development of youth football. Created much, there are many projects covering millions of children. Recent years, we have billions vbwhite in the development of youth sports, and our goal is to have young players had a prospect. Let's support the young players, to set them scholarships to give grants. Possessing enormous potential, you need to find an opportunity so that young players come across in the main team and the national team. In this task, a greater role should be played by the regions", - quotes the Minister "R-Sport".
As reported Mutko, on the development of football in the budget powers of the pledged 7 billion. "We have 3.5 million people play football, we have a program of development of football. In November the President came to an agreement that there will be a meeting of the sports Council, in conjunction with the national football development and preparation for the 2018 world Cup. The program of development of football continued. In the budget powers of today, we laid 7 billion rubles for the development of football," he added.
Remember that Mutko was the President of the RFU from April 2005 to November 2009. He left the post in connection with the disposal of the government, according to which civil servants should not occupy the most important positions in sports federations. In early July 2015 for Mutko exceptionally lifted the ban on combining the posts of Minister of sports and head of the RFU, which allowed him to participate in elections of the head of the national football.
After Mutko left the RAF in early November 2009, the presidents of the organization was the Sergei Fursenko (February 2010 to June 2012) and Nikolai Tolstykh (from September 2012 to may 2015). Thick was dismissed from the post of the head of the RFU decision delegates conference of the Union.