A recent leak has revealed that the president of an international organization was deeply dissatisfied with the initial seven-figure offer.
According to report by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FIFA president Gianni Infantino slammed a salary offer made to him by the soccer group’s compensation committee as “insulting.”
The report was based on a leaked recording of a FIFA board meeting held before the 211-member FIFA Congress in Mexico City.
The 45-year-old was offered $2 million a year, according to FIFA’s former ethics adviser Mark Pieth – while the sum sounds impressive to most, the figure is less than the $3 million base salary Infantino’s predecessor Sepp Blatter earned in the year before he was ousted.
“I did not accept the proposal,” Infantino told FIFA’s governing council. “It was a proposal I found insulting.”
The former European soccer administrator unexpectedly found himself in soccer’s top job in the wake of criminal indictments issued last year against some of the sport’s top leaders.
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