Fifa: David Gill beats Welsh FA chief to British vice-presidency

David Gill
Gill was United's chief executive between 2003 and 2013

Ex-Manchester United chief executive David Gill has won Uefa's vote to be Britain's next Fifa vice-president.

The English Football Association's vice-chairman was competing with the Welsh FA's president Trefor Lloyd Hughes for the post starting in May.

Gill will serve a four year term after beating Hughes by 43 votes to 10 to succeed Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce.

Wales believe England have reneged on a deal by the four home nations which guaranteed its nominee the role.

The agreement, signed by the previous FA chairman David Bernstein, says: "The order of rotation shall be IFA (2011-15) - FAW - SFA - FA - IFA etc in perennity."

However, 57-year-old Gill says the agreement became void after Fifa reforms which mean the British Fifa vice-presidency is now elected by all Uefa members instead of just the four home nations.

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