Ramon Vega may enter the FIFA presidential race
Former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega is considering the Fifa presidency after the football provisional suspension of its president
Former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega is considering entering the race for FIFA presidency following the provisional suspension of its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days.
Given Platini’s legal position, it is believed there are a number of European associations keen to explore a ‘Plan B’ candidate.
“I come without baggage and I have substantial experience from both football and in finance,” Vega said.
The Switzerland international also told the BBC over the course of the next three to five days he will decide whether or not he will run.
The governing body’s ethics committee began its investigation after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter in September for signing an “unfavourable” contract to FIFA and making a “disloyal payment” to Platini.
Platini’s candidacy will be discussed by Fifa’s executives at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.
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