Italy’s top flight soccer league Serie A has named Paolo Dal Pino as their new president.
Dal Pino, who was Chief Executive of Telit Communications at the time he was elected, secured his new position in a comprehensive voting count.
According to the Associated Press, Dal Pino got 12 votes from the 20-team competition, one more than the 11 required to secure the role.
Despite being forced to resign from the president role in November, Gaetano Miccichè attracted seven votes, while a solitary ballet was left blank.
Miccichè did provide good competition, after an investigation about irregularities of how he was elected in 2018.
Since Miccichè’s resignation, Serie A has had Mario Cicala and Giancarlo Abete come in as emergency leaders.
The appointment of Dal Pino is hoped to steady the ship following some turbulent times for Serie A, as the league has made headlines for the wrong reasons.
Multiple incidents of racism have serviced this season which players point out and they had been widely condemned for their latest campaign to attempt to rectify the problems.
Serie A has also come under fire for its decision to take a second consecutive edition of its Super Cup competition to Saudi Arabia, with Qatari broadcaster BeIN Sports warning that the league is risking UK£390 million (US$500 million) worth of overseas rights contracts with the company by doing so.
In addition, Serie A are needing to come up with a future strategy and final decision for their broadcast rights, continuing to stall over a decision on Spanish agency Mediapro’s idea to launch a dedicated league channel.