Controversial Mutko will depart permanently as president of Russian football association

The controversial Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has finally departed as chairman of the football association of his country.

The Russian football union RFU report the resignation of the sixtieth Mutko Wednesday in a short statement on Twitter. The driver was between 2005 and 2009 and since 2015 the boss at the RFU.

According to director Igor Lebedev will the football association on 22 February a new president to choose. Until that time vice-president Sergei Pryadkin the tasks.

Mutko explained his role as chairman of the RFU a year ago for six months down. He came when is also the chairman of the organising committee of the soccer world cup, that last summer in Russia was held.

Vitaly Mutko was during the world CHAMPIONSHIPS is regularly seen in the vicinity of the Russian national team. ()

Mutko for life suspended from Play

The confidant of president Vladimir Putin was between 2008 and 2016, minister of Sport in Russia. In that period there was, according to several studies the existence of a state driven dopingnetwerk in Russia.

Dozens of Russian participants of the Olympic Winter games of 2014 in Sochi were in the retest situation still found positive and suspended for life for the Olympic Games.

Mutko was last year by the international olympic committee (IOC) for life banned from the Olympics for involvement in the doping scandal.

Mutko and Russia have the allegations always denied it. The current deputy prime minister of Russia is at the CAS in an appeal against his suspension. The international sporttribunaal still has no date set for this case.

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