ZURICH: FIFA has offered a clear sign that the staff culling has not finished yet by appointing two mediators to “resolve conflicts” relating to personnel management – meaning dismissals.
Zurich-based lawyers Nirmala Dias and Andreas Blattmann began work on Tuesday, tasked to “work with FIFA employees to determine options to resolve conflicts and problematic issues,” according to the world football federation.
In addition to their mission within FIFA, these two “independent lawyers will continue their collaboration within their respective law firm,” added FIFA. Their field of action will be internal only.
Since last February’s election of Gianni Infantino as president FIFA has had something of a revolving door existence with a string of senior executives being replaced, often to their own surprise.
Among them, notably, was medical chief Jiri Dvorak who was not happy at his “abrupt” departure.
Other departures have included German security director Ralf Mutschke and museum director Stefan Jost.