Monday August 11 2014
Tavecchio: No magic formula

New FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says there is no magic formula to rebuild Italian football and has called for clubs to unite together.

The 71-year-old, as expected, was confirmed as the new head of Italian football’s governing body after winning the presidential elections this afternoon.

“I will be everyone’s President,” Tavecchio proclaimed after securing the majority vote he needed in the third and final round of voting.

“Especially for those who legitimately expressed dissent about my candidature. I would like to thank those who have put their faith in me and supported me during the difficult moments.

“Reforms in our system can only be done together. There are no godlike figures here and no one has a magic formula.

“However, there is a culture for work and I invite everyone to abandon their divisions and get to work.

“By August 18, I will present a list of things I have done this week.”