(CNS): The beleaguered regional football body CONCACAF has sought outside help to find two new executives after most of its previous management team was arrested in the massive international scandal gripping the sport. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football officials said they had hired two leading executive search firms to oversee the search for a general secretary and chief legal/compliance officer.
As well as a passion for football and the usual management skills, the association is likely to be placing integrity high on the requirements list for the jobs.
In a statement the organization said, “CONCACAF is entering a new phase of governance and management, and a robust executive search process is required to find individuals to lead the Confederation in two very important areas. For the development of football across our region to flourish, CONCACAF needs to continue professionalizing its operations by identifying the right leaders to implement reforms and maintain the Confederation’s growth and stability.”
CONCACAF’s executive searches are in their beginning stages and the Confederation expects each process to be complete within a few months. The firms hired are Korn Ferry, which has a track record in sport recruitment, and Major, Lindsey & Africa, a legal search firm.