Football By Joe Crilly

Platini Favourite To Take Over From Blatter As FIFA President

Following the news that Coca Cola have asked Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA President immediately, it is Michel Platini who is the 11/10 favourite with William Hill to be named as his next permanent successor. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is 7/4 second favourite with Issa Hayatou 7/1 third favourite.


“Who knows what will happen in the interim if Blatter steps down but the odds suggest that Platini will take over on a permanent basis whenever the election is held,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Next permanent FIFA President: 11/10 Michel Platini; 7/4 Prince Ali bin al-Hussein; 7/1 Issa Hayatou; 12/1 Sheik Ahmad Al-Sabah; 14/1 Chung Mong-Joon; 16/1 Luis Figo; 25/1 BAR



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