Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has won a new four-year term as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), receiving 266 votes from delegates. 

His rival for the post was former Russia and CSKA Moscow coach Valery Gazzaev, who received 142 votes, TASS reports,
 
Mutko has had two spells in charge of the RFU, the first from 2005-09. He also became caretaker head of Russian soccer's governing body in September 2015 when his predecessor Nikolay Tolstykh was removed by a vote of no-confidence after the organisation racked up substantial debts.

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