As a result of contrasting perspectives on communications strategy, FIFA and its Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Hans Klaus, have decided to part company, it was announced today. 

FIFA would like to thank Hans Klaus for the contribution he has made during his time with the organisation and wish him the very best for the future.

"It has been a great experience and definitely a valuable enrichment for my professional career to work for FIFA over the past two years. FIFA is a fascinating organisation in the fascinating world of football," said Hans Klaus.

Current Head of Media Nicolas Maingot has been appointed as Acting FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and Deputy Head of Media Pekka Odriozola will step up to fill the role of Acting Head of Media.