The law on direct management of LFF has already been prepared: if the Seimas decides, all current managers would lose their positions

The politician who heads the Budget and Finance Committee (BFK) claims that the first question was whether the management of the country’s football federation itself sees the need to change, taking into account the results.

If the LFF does not demonstrate a desire for change, according to the parliamentarian, in the second stage, the question is raised about the possibilities of cooperation with international football institutions.

“We are currently in talks with FIFA and UEFA to find possible solutions. The third option, as an extreme, is the law of direct rule. It is already ready, we have already translated it into English and will also submit it to FIFA,” M. Majauskas told “Žiniai Radio” on Tuesday.

According to the politician, after the introduction of direct management, the transformation of the LFF could be implemented quickly enough, within a period of 3-6 months.

“According to the temporary law on direct management, which we call the Lithuanian Football Rescue Law, we foresee that in an emergency, if the Seimas approves such a decision, then all existing managers lose their duties.

A temporary administrator is automatically appointed and he performs financial and operational audits. Together with FIFA, they approve model statutes and call for new elections,” explained M. Majauskas.

ELTA reminds that on August 3 Lithuanian Football Federation received a joint response from FIFA and UEFA, which states that the LFF statutes, which were adopted on April 30 of this year held at the Conference, meets the requirements stipulated in the FIFA and UEFA statutes.

These statutes were adopted to bring them into line with the amended Sports Law.

UEFA and FIFA have insisted that the LFF’s statutes are broadly in line with the guidelines and have offered to help the federation set up a working group to consider possible changes to improve the governance of the LFF.

At the end of July, at a joint meeting of the Seimas Budget and Finance Committee and the Youth and Sports Affairs Commission, in which LFF representatives participated, it was proposed to introduce direct management in the federation.

member of the parliament Laurynas Kasčiūnas claimed in early August that when politicians talk about direct management of the LFF, they have a clear plan to solve the problem that has arisen – the closedness of the LFF and unfair procedures for electing representatives to the Executive Committee (EC).

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