Scottish lower-league chairman in running to become Fifa vice-president

Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulraney is one of three official candidates to become a vice-president of Fifa.

Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulraney. Picture: SNS
Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulraney. Picture: SNS

There has been a vacant position since November after former FA chairman Greg Clarke resigned following “unacceptable” language used to describe black players.

Mulraney will be going up against Irish FA president David Martin and Wales president Kieran O’Connor for the role, which pays £190,000 a year.

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There are eight vice-president positions within Fifa’s structure but one is typically reserved for a member from the home nations. This stopped being an official requirement in 2013 but Uefa has continued the tradition when putting forth candidates.

Mulraney, in addition to his stewardship at Alloa, is also the Scottish FA vice-president where he sits on the board alongside the likes of president Rod Petrie and chief executive Ian Maxwell.

The vote will be made on Tuesday, April 20 at the Uefa congress in Montreux, Switzerland.

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