Fifa dismiss Valcke with immediate effect

Jerome Valcke is currently suspended from his role. Credit: PA

Fifa have relieved Jerome Valcke of his duties as General Secretary, football's ruling body have announced.

Frenchman Valcke is currently suspended from all footballing activities for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets.

Markus Kattner will assume the role for the time being.

The Fifa emergency committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of Fifa secretary general with immediate effect. Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the secretary general of Fifa. The employment relationship between Fifa and Jerome Valcke has also been terminated. The duties of the secretary general will continue to be assumed by the acting secretary general, Dr Markus Kattner.

– Fifa statement