A great honour for former national goalkeeper Petr Cech! The goalkeeper with a wealth of experience, especially in the English Premier League, has been newly appointed to the UEFA Council. Who will also be part of it and what will be the purpose of this council?
Former number one goalkeeper and long-time Czech national team mainstay Petr Cech has been appointed to the newly formed UEFA board. In addition to him, 23 other former stars from the ranks of coaches and players will serve on the board.
These include Italian great Paolo Maldini, Portugal’s Luis Figo, unforgettable stopper Rio Ferdinand and Philipp Lahm. As far as coaches are concerned, Gareth Southgate or Carlo Ancelotti will be part of the board.
But what will be its role? The council will certainly be independent and should provide an opinion on various football topics such as player behaviour, the video referee project, the match calendar.
Last but not least, they will also discuss rules or refereeing issues with the UEFA management.
“Each of these members has had a distinguished playing or coaching career. It is wise of UEFA to try to discuss with these people what they would like to enrich football with, what they would suggest,” said Petr Fousek, president of the FAČR, at the press conference.
Fousek, it should be added, will also sit on the UEFA organisation, having recently joined the executive committee.
“It is a success for Czech football to have a representative there. I am in contact with Petr so that we can somehow coordinate my work and his work in UEFA and transfer some things for Czech football,” explains the president of the FAČR.
Finally, he added that it is very inspiring for Czech football itself. In many ways.
“Former players and coaches see the game somehow and it is good to listen to them. Whether you use it or in what form is up to those who are responsible,” concluded Fousek.
Sources: UEFA, Sport.cz
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