Acting head of Department of refereeing and inspection of the Russian football Union (RFU) has appointed Alexey Nikolaev. Until the end of the year he will lead the Department, combining this activity with the work of the referee.

The previous head of the Department Valentin Ivanov, who headed the judiciary since the beginning of 2014, has resigned from his post last week.

“Acting I’m here to the end of the calendar year, and then as life will show. Perhaps the Department will be a new leader, and he will finish the season, and if we come to the fact that I will continue to work without the prefix “acting”, the career of a referee it will be necessary to finish. Until the end of the year I will combine the duties of acting head of Department and the acting referee,” Nikolaev said the Agency “R-Sport”.

According to Nikolayev, the challenges facing them remains the same – to bring the autumn stage of the championship on the same good level. Attract new personnel to their solution are planned.



The RFU refereeing Department is headed by acting referee 10.10.2016

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