A good luck message from the one-time boss. Sepp Blatter FIFA’s former president believes his successor Gianni Infantino is the right man to lead football’s world governing body.
He said he wasn’t surprised by the result in which Infantino saw off competition from Sheik Salman in a second round of ballots to win with a majority of 27 votes.
“He is the man, coming from the football organisation,he is a young man, he is powerful, he has a lot of energy and I am sure he will do the right job. It was important for FIFA to have a change and if the majority of the 207 national associations so clearly indicated where they want to go then I can only say, Gianni – good luck and do it,” he said.
Blatter headed FIFA for 17 years. He stood down in June last year following a series of football related arrests, criminal investigations and allegations of corruption which dragged the organisation into the worst crisis in its 112-year history.