FIFA Secretary General Dismissed

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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke has been dismissed. FIFA in its emergency committee fired Valcke with immediate effect and terminated his contract.

Jerome Valcke was charged with several violations of the FIFA code of ethics while serving as Sepp Blatter’s right hand man since 2007.

FIFA said Valcke “is therefore no longer the secretary general of FIFA”.

Valcke, who had served as FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s top aide, was provisionally suspended by FIFA on September 17.

Earlier FIFA ethics judges formally opened a case against Valcke, who had faced a nine-year ban from football.

According to FIFA, Markus Kattner will continue to serve as acting secretary general.

Valcke was charged with several violations of the FIFA code of ethics while serving as Blatter’s right hand man since 2007. The charges include accepting gifts and conflicts of interest.