Football By Joe Crilly

Close Race To Take Over From Platini At UEFA

With the news that Michel Platini is to step down permanently as UEFA President, William Hill make current interim President, Angel Maria the 6/1 joint favourite to replace him alongside Theodore Theodoridis. In a market that is incredibly tight, other names in the mix include Michael van Praag at 10/1, Giancarlo Abete at 10/1, David Gill at 16/1 and Davor Suker at 16/1.

“There will be a number of candidates up for the role of President and this looks as though it will be a hotly contested race just as the FIFA one was,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next UEFA President: 6/1 Theodore Theodoris; 6/1 Angel Maria Villar; 10/1 Marios Lefkartis; 10/1 Giancarlo Abete; 10/1 Hryhoriy Surkis; 10/1 Michael van Praag; 16/1 Sandor Csanyi; 16/1 Karen Espelund; 16/1 Peter Gilleron; 16/1 Fernando Gomes; 16/1 Allan Hanson; 16/1 Frantisek Laurinec; 16/1 Avraham Laurinec; 16/1 Avraham Luzon; 16/1 Borislav Mikhailov; 16/1 Michael D’Hooghe; 16/1 Senes Erzik; 16/1 Vitali Mutko; 16/1 David Gill; 16/1 Davor Suker