Platini to seek re-election as UEFA chief

UEFA president Michel Platini will stand for a second term in office when his current run ends next year, he told delegates at the European governing body’s annual congress.

By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 25 Mar 2010, 5:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

The 54-year-old Frenchman, who succeeded Lennart Johannson as president in 2007, is expected to be unopposed when the decision is made at the next UEFA Congress in May 2011.

Platini told delegates in a simple statement: ‘I have been asked about my future by the press and other people but wanted to tell you first that I am happy man, a happy president and happy to work with you.

‘There is more work to do in the future so I am happy to announce to you that I am a candidate for re-election to the presidency of UEFA.’

He confirmed that next year’s congress would be held in Paris.

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