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Until May 2023, Yon de Luisa will hold the position of president of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF). after he announced his goodbye to the Selections directory, that is, he will not run for re-election.
Much has been said, commented and discussed behind this decision, framed in the reengineering within the Federation after the failure of Mexico in the World Cup in Qatar 2022. Mainly it is commented on the Yon de Luisa disagreements in the new organization chart and how many of his ideas were discarded by the managers.
Promoted for the position in 2018 by Emilio Azcárraga Jean, owner of Televisa and Club América, it seems that due to not being able to go against the positions of this and other businessmen who run El TriDe Luisa made the decision to step away from the position he had held for almost five years.
A few weeks ago, the also engineer was confronted by Paco de Gabriel at the Spicy Soccer of ESPNwho rebuked him by telling him that decisions are made by a single person, Emilio Azcárraga Jean.
“The same thing that happened 50, 40, 30 years ago continues (…) one person makes the decisions, that’s the issue. There can be many ideas, many dreams, in the end all the decisions end up going through Mr. Emilio Azcárraga”, he said.
with a perplexed look, Yon de Luisa could not at the time deny and contradict that statement Of paco. With a voice a little broken by the stuttering of surprise at being confronted in such a way on television, he replied that it wasn’t like that.
The disagreements of Yon de Luisa
Without delving into details that would reveal the Selections directory, businessman Ricardo Salinas Pliego, member of said committee and also owner of the Liga MX Mazatlán FC club, explained that there were two elements that led Yon de Luisa not to seek a re-election in his position: the failure of Qatar 2022 and changes that are being made for the new process that has just begun.
both in ESPN like in daily recordgoing through the portal w sportsit has been commented that the main disagreement of the still president of the FMF is not being able to have a say in the restructuring that the owners carry out with Ricardo Ares de Parga, director of National Teams, who has special powers not to comply with orders from the Presidency.
In a recent controversy, Ricardo Salinas Pliego also hinted at what is being discussed within the organization: the Definitive elimination of promotion/relegation in Liga MX, in addition to fines.
Yon de Luisa was one of the staunchest critics of the suspension of promotion/relegation and even promised that in the reengineering on the way to the 2026 World Cup he would return to make the Mexican first division more attractive and competitive, but everything indicates that this no longer It will come true.
On his decision to jump ship, long-time sports journalist José Ramón Fernández: “What I was receiving were humiliations. If they were not taking you into account, if you are not from the group that has power now, step aside.