Serbian Football Association (FSS) president Zvezdan Terzic has resigned over charges of fraud and abuse of power brought by the country’s interior ministry.
“I hereby submit an irrevocable resignation because of the specific situation I am in,” Terzic said in a statement published by the FSS Web site.
“I am proud of everything I have done in my career as a player, a club director and the FSS president,” he added.
According to reports, Terzic has been out of the country since January, and even his closest aides are unaware of his whereabouts.
Earlier this month police issued a warrant for Terzic in his role as an OFK Belgrade director, after charging him with illegally profiting on one of the club’s transfers.
The FSS executive board is due to convene on Thursday to name an short-term replacement for Terzic until a new permanent president is elected either later this year or in 2009.