Football By Joe Crilly

FIFA Presidency: Platini Favourite To Succeed Blatter

Sepp Blatter has announced that he will be standing down as FIFA President and William Hill make current UEFA chief, Michel Platini the early 6/5 favourite to take over. The recently defeated Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein is the 7/4 second favourite with Luis Fig third at 6/1. 

“There Will be a number of big names desperate to get their hands on this job and it is one-time fancied successor, Platini who is the favourite,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Who will succeed Sepp Blatter as the President of FIFA: 6/5 Michel Platini; 7/4 Prince Ali bin al-Hussein; 6/1 Luis Figo; 12/1 Senes Erzik; 12/1 Ted Howard; 14/1 Issa Hayatou; 50/1 Greg Dyke