Villar wants UEFA presidency?

Angel Maria Villar is reportedly ready to throw his name into the ring for the UEFA presidency after serving as the organisation’s interim chief.

According to AS, Villar – who is also in charge of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) – would like to stay in the position full-time but will only make his intentions known once the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) processes Michel Platini’s appeal to have his six-year ban from football revoked.

If Villar succeeds in ousting Platini, he will then resign from his role with the RFEF due to UEFA statutes, although no election is expected to be held until May, which coincides with the Frenchman’s CAS hearing and the body’s congress.

The Basque, who escaped a FIFA suspension last year after he failed to cooperate with Michael Garcia’s corruption investigation, is also close to clearing his name from a separate case involving a loan to Segunda B club Recreativo Huelva.

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