The president of the Spanish FA president, Angel Maria Villar Llona, has tendered his resignation from his roles with both FIFA and UEFA following corruption allegations.
Angel Marua Villar Liona who played for Spain and Atletico Bilbao was arrested alongside his son on Tuesday following a corruption probe and were both detained after the police raided the headquarters of the Spanish headquarters.
Although Villar denied all allegations, he has denied to step down as one of the senior vice presidents of FIFA and UEFA’s vice president.
The statement released by UEFA stated that he tended his resignation as the Spanish football president, the vice president of UEFA and also relinquished his role as one of the Executive Committee member of UEFA with immediate effect.
The statement further stated that Mr Villar Llona will no longer perform any official function of his office following his resignation.
The president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, revealed that he had accepted the resignation of Villar and expressed his gratitude for all the duties that he had carried out to ensure European football runs smoothly.
The statement also stated that no further statement would be made regarding the issue as it was still in court and it is now a legal matter.
End Of 29 Years Reign
Villar who has been in charge of the Spanish football federation for over 28 years and will now be replaced by Juan Luis Larrea who will serve as interim president until an election is conducted.