Villar: If I lose UEFA…

Spanish Football Federation President Angel Maria Villar confirms he will stand for domestic re-election if he loses the vote to become UEFA President.

Villar took over the European governing body on an interim basis when Michel Platini was suspended and is in the running for the role full-time, against Michael van Praag and Aleksandar Ceferin, but confirmed he’ll seek to retain his current role if he’s beaten.

“I’m standing for UEFA because I have the support of most of the European federations. I’m doing it for the responsibility and the sense of duty to football, but if I don’t win, or I pull out, which I don’t believe will happen, I’ll stand for the Spanish Federation and try to reach 30 years as President,” Villar said, AS reports, having served for 27 years so far.

“I can win or lose UEFA, but I guarantee that I made the move because I have the support [to win]. I have no doubt I can win and I think I’ll do it.”

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