first_imgOne bit of good news for Greek football amid a particularly disappointing week came on Friday with the naming of Theodoros Theodoridis as the new acting general secretary European soccer’s federation, UEFA.The 50-year- joined UEFA in 2008 and had up until now been in charge of relations with European national associations.Theodoridis is the son of Olympiacos Piraeus executive Savvas Theodoridis and had also served as a board member of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO).“Now it’s the moment for UEFA to show real solidarity and to be close to the other confederations … to change completely the relationship with FIFA, and to make it productive for football. That’s our mission, and that’s what we have to do. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime; we cannot get it wrong.”The position was vacated last Friday by Gianni Infantino, who was elected president of world soccer’s troubled governing body FIFA.Theodoridis will remain “acting” general secretary until banned UEFA president Michel Platini’s legal challenge against a six-year ban is reviewed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more