Former Portugal worldwide Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing entire body claimed on Wednesday.
REUTERS: Former Portugal worldwide Luis Figo has been appointed as a football advisor by UEFA, European soccer’s governing entire body claimed on Wednesday.
Figo joins fellow previous experts Nadine Kessler and Dejan Stankovic who ended up appointed advisors before this year and will get the job done with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and the Soccer Division.
The staff will offer with technological areas, regulations of the activity and the general attractiveness of the sport. Figo, who was briefly a prospect for president of planet soccer entire body FIFA in 2015, will also be the primary determine of the UEFA ambassadors programme.
“I have been blessed to gain a prosperity of knowledge and I think I can have a constructive impact in passing on my know-how,” Figo, a previous Earth Participant of the 12 months, claimed in a statement.
“Soccer is constantly evolving. I am privileged to be concerned with UEFA and I would like to thank Aleksander Ceferin for giving me this prospect,” he added.
“When I begun actively playing football skillfully in 1990, I could hardly ever have imagined that one particular working day I would have the prospect to join UEFA and get the job done alongside the president of this organisation and some of the finest football minds from about the planet.”
Ceferin claimed the previous Actual Madrid and Barcelona player’s exemplary perform on and off the pitch had designed him a revered determine within the activity.
“I am pretty pleased he is becoming a member of our staff. His huge football knowledge will be a pretty important asset to UEFA.”
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)