Alexander Alaev hoped that Ashot Khachaturyants would not leave his post. However, the RFU General Secretary signaled that he was ready to be fully focused on new responsibilities.
Photo: Oleg Bukharev/TASS
The appointment as acting president of the Russian Premier League (RPL) came as a surprise to Alexander Alaev. He told Sport-Express that he waited until the end for the continuation of Ashot Khachaturyants’ work on his post.
“Everything that happened was unexpected. Although the topic has been discussed for a long time, he sincerely hoped that Ashot Rafailovich would remain in his position. In the RPL, he was in his place, as evidenced by his work. But he made that decision: he must be respected, ”said Alaev.
The head of the RFU was sympathetic to the decision of Khachaturyants to leave the RPL
According to Alaev, now the process of preparing for the election of a new head of the RPL is beginning. “If the clubs support my candidacy, I am ready 24/7 to be fully focused on the RPL. It is clear that this implies the abandonment of other positions. But that is not a problem, the main thing is to do everything possible for the development of our football”, he added.
Khachaturyants announced his resignation on June 27. And about Alaev, who now also holds the positions of General Secretary of the Russian Football Union (RFU) and President of the National Football League (FNL), became the head of the RPL.
Khachaturyants was elected president of the RPL in November last year for a five-year term. Former leader Sergei Pryadkin announced his resignation on October 5 at the league’s general assembly. At the same time, Khachaturyants was appointed interim president.
*The article has been translated based on the content of sportrbc.ru. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!