Vitaly Mutko has briefly stepped apart as president of the Russian Soccer Union (RFS).
RFS director basic Alexander Alayev has been named appearing president of the governing physique after the choice was introduced following a session of its Govt Board on Monday.
“I have made a decision and informed the RFU Executive Board about it,” Mutko stated in quotes reported by Russian information company TASS.
“One of the union’s regulations state that if a president is unable to fulfill his duties, he should step down.”
“In order for the RFS to proceed with its work I have requested to suspend my duties for the period of up to six months. I am not resigning and my mandate will be still valid.”
“I will definitely return after the period of six months, perhaps earlier.”
The previous Russian sports activities minister was handed a lifetime ban from involvement in future Olympic Video games by the IOC this month.
Mutko, who’s Russia’s deputy prime minister, acquired that sanction after the discharge of the Schmid Report, commissioned by the IOC, confirmed allegations of widespread manipulation of anti-doping procedures throughout his tenure, mainly on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Additionally chairman of the World Cup 2018 native organising committee, Mutko has denied the existence of a state-sponsored doping programme.