Russian Football League elects Khachaturants as president

MOSCOW (AP) – Top Russian clubs elected Ashot Khachaturianets as their new Premier League chief on Monday in a sign…

Moscow (AFP) – Top Russian clubs elected Ashot Khachuriants as their new Premier League president on Monday, signaling that the organization would be more aligned with the National Football Association.

Khachaturants have been performing the job on a temporary basis since Sergei Pryadkin resigned last month after 14 years in the job, and a year and a half into a new five-year term, amid disagreements over television rights and the league’s shape.

The association said that Khachaturants was the only candidate and was elected unanimously.

Previously, Khachaturants was the head of the jury of the Russian Football Federation. He also spent more than a decade as a senior executive at a state-owned bank and worked in the national security services.

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