“If you elect me, I will of course be the chairman of all Czech football,” Petr Fousek said last year, shortly before the general election meeting, that he wanted to be a link between the main wars and bring them to work together after the election on the executive committee.
It can be stated that after less than a year of rule, Petr Fousek is really an element that unites the atomized world of Czech football on one specific level. Namely, in the fact that, as the chairman of his activity, he was able to upset, disappoint, disappoint or at least at least trample anyone by endless waiting.
Why am I writing about this right now? Because that feeling has already moved from behind the curtain to the meeting table of the executive committee of the Football Association of the Czech Republic. Well, not quite yet. But in full light we see what I would call a specific form of warning signal addressed to Peter Fousek. What’s up?
The reform platform of F-evolution, which in the football elections was against the conservative structures that remained after Roman Berbr, like the Civic Forum against the Communist Party in 1990, came late on Sunday evening with a very sharp message.
She confirmed that she would demand the dismissal of Secretary General Michal Valter at Tuesday’s meeting of the FACR Executive Committee. In my opinion, he has two reasons for this.
One said, or rather written in the already mentioned media report. F-evolution, represented for example by Vladimír Šmicer, does not like the fact that union directors are appointed to the association without tenders. It is said that people without professional qualifications are even selected, the statement said, which also mentions other minor alleged shortcomings of Secretary General Valtra.
It follows that the F-evolution, which is represented by two men in the 12-member FACR Executive Committee, would like to have a greater influence on the filling of these director’s positions. This is debatable because the secretariat, its activities and staffing should be under the responsibility of the secretary general.
Another thing is how the term transparency with which F-evolution operates is interpreted, for example in the field of human resources. Or contractual relations connected with the FACR and with myths about “conclusions” that divert part of money from Strahov.
But that brings us to the second reason, which has not yet been fully said. The circles of F-evolution have been hearing for a long time – so far more in the corridors – great dissatisfaction with the way the chairman Petr Fousek works overall.
Thus, the current open attack on Michal Valtra cannot be interpreted other than as a warning to Fousek himself that the next time F-evolution will take publicly to him.
General Secretary Valtr is Fousek’s long-term collaborator, and Fousek has, of course, chosen and promoted him. The attack on Valtra is therefore practically an attack on Fousek, albeit lightly encrypted.
Let us recall that the votes of the conservative Postberbrov camp, whose presidential candidate was Karel Poborský, met at the election general meeting. There were also f-evolutionary, Moravian and neutral voices. And thanks to them, Fousek won, stating that in the executive committee, both base camps were composed in a ratio of 8: 4 in favor of the Fouskovsky.
The potential to promote new things therefore seems considerable. Someone should just formulate them and push them, so to speak. And this is somehow naturally expected of the President.
What did Fousek do? He set professional conditions for the jury. The ethics committee began to address the Berbr affair. Conditions have been created for the registration of children of Ukrainian refugees in Czech football. The A-team of the national team played in the quarterfinals of the Euro and did not advance to the World Cup, no other national team from the FACR offer, if I’m not mistaken, not yet.
A new organizational structure of the FACR was also created on paper, but even a year later one of the most important figures, namely the technical (sports) director, was not installed in it.
The Fousek Association was awaiting expulsion for Secretary Václav Hořejší, who, according to the police, was also a courier with an envelope full of corrupt banknotes, was waiting for the conclusion of the Dlouhanán disciplinary proceedings. Above all, however, he became famous as a completely spineless and unscrupulous individual, probably very close to Berbr for years. It took him almost a year to say “pick up and say goodbye”. The same with CFO Libor Kabelka. Over time, this may lead to the responsibility for the Disinfection action, which at first, second and third view looks like a clear tunnel for FACR money. Of course, it also depends on the police, who are still saving things.
It is this difficult-to-understand resentment of the new FACR leadership in saying goodbye to the exponents of the “old regime” as well as the lack of a development agenda, which either does not exist at all or is skillfully concealed, that Fousek is writing a very insignificant report.
With the image of a restrained football diplomat that Fousek cultivates, he could hardly aspire to the role of an applauded darling of the crowds. In fact, he could have moved Czech football somewhere and could explain it at least a little clearly.
But I’m afraid that if there is nothing to communicate and explain, Vladimír Menšík will not do anything about it.
So I am curious what we will find out on Tuesday after the meeting of the FACR Executive Committee. About the situation around the national team coach, the technical director and also about the call for the dismissal of the Secretary General.
I suppose we’ll find out that the first question is premature, the second is demonizing, and the third will be dealt with internally by the executive committee, and that’s enough.
Not enough. Petra Fouska, many people have believed that you will move Czech football to greater credibility, you will pay attention to its multilateral development and keep you informed. And this is definitely not enough for them.