Head of Uefa's Financial Fair Play dies at 73

Former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene. Credit: Reuters

Former Belgian Prime Minister and the Uefa boss in charge of Financial Fair Play Jean-Luc Dehaene has died aged 73.

Dehaene, who was involved in the foundation of the European Union treaty and was premier of his nation during the 1990s, is believed to have been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

His latest role was chief enforcer of Financial Fair Play, a scheme aimed to prevent excessive spending among top-flight football clubs.

Multi-million pound settlements with clubs like Manchester City, which were deemed to have broken the rules, were expected to have been announced this month.