Maradona says may become FIFA’s new vice president

Buenos Aires, June 8 (IANS) Football great Diego Maradona on Monday claimed he may be in line to become the vice president of FIFA should Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein be elected as Sepp Blatter’s successor as president.

The 1986 World Cup winner and former Argentina coach has been a long-term opponent of Blatter and described him as “a dictator” last month.

Maradona is now keen to help out with the restructuring of football’s governing body and offered his services to Jordan’s Prince Ali should he win the election.

“If Prince Ali wins, I have many chances to become FIFA vice president,” Maradona was quoted as saying by Argentine TV channel America.

“If I arrive, I’ll clean them all up. Blatter is afraid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Swiss police. He was afraid to leave FIFA in handcuffs,” the 54-year-old said.

Maradona also took potshots at UEFA president Michel Platini, while dismissing former Portugal forward Luis Figo’s chances of succeeding Blatter.

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