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Football Association gets new director

Geir Thorsteinsson was elected the next director of the Football Association in Iceland (KSÍ) last weekend. Thorsteinsson replaces Eggert Magnússon, who is the managing director of English football club West Ham.

Thorsteinsson was elected with 73 percent of the votes (about 120 in total), which has never occurred in the history of KSÍ before. The other two candidates, Jafet Ólafsson and Halla Gunnarsdóttir, got 24.5 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, Fréttabladid reports.

“I am very grateful for the trust I’ve been shown,” Thorsteinsson said after the elections. This will be a full-time job for Thorsteinsson, which has not been the case with directors of KSÍ in the past.

“The director has many responsibilities […]. I couldn’t do this unless it was a full-time job,” Thorsteinsson said. “I’m working on many projects and I would like put more emphasis on work with children and teenagers.”

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