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Chuck Blazer to leave Concacaf post
AP, October 6th, 2011 5:04PM

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Chuck Blazer, secretary general of Concacaf since 1990, is leaving his post at the end of the year, seven months after he went public with bribery accusations against his then-boss at Concacaf, Jack Warner, and Mohamed bin Hammam, head of the Asian Football Confederation, that rocked FIFA.

"I've been running a governing body long enough. We've been through a little bit of a stagnation period," the 66-year-old Blazer said Thursday in a telephone interview with AP. "I want to do something entrepreneurial. It was the right time. I wanted to give them notice to let them start to look for somebody."

Blazer's accusations about a cash-for-votes meeting in the Caribbean led to the decision of Warner to quit soccer and bin Hammam to quit his FIFA presidential aspirations and be banned by FIFA for life. Warner's successor, acting Concacaf president Lisle Austin, tried to fire Blazer but was suspended by the Concacaf executive committee for doing so and then was suspended by FIFA from all soccer activities for taking his dispute with Concacaf to a Bahamian court.

Blazer is credited with turning Concacaf from an organization with revenues of $140,000 to $40 million. His business and technology savvy made him an influential figure in FIFA circles. He will retain his post on the FIFA executive committee, at least until current term expires in mid-2013.

The New Yorker would not comment on the possibility that he could join one of the groups bidding for MLS's 20th team.

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