At a press conference later today, former Newcastle star David Ginola will put forward his plans for world domination, at least in football terms.

The now retired French international has declared his intention to stand against Sepp Blatter in the upcoming FIFA presidency elections.

david ginolaGinola has until January 29 to show that he has the backing of five national football associations and prove he’s played an ‘active’ role in football for a minimum of two of the last five years.

In advance  of today’s launch, the former United cult hero said;

“It’s time that football was refreshed and I know it will not be easy for me to be elected but I have to try.

“I am not interested in dwelling on the sins of the past, this is about taking football forward –  putting supporters at the centre of the game.”

Football belongs to the people;

“Football belongs to the people, they deserve to have a voice. We want transparency so everyone knows where every penny goes – people need to be able to trust the decisions being made by those in charge.

“I am doing this because I believe I can make a difference. I am always being asked questions about what is needed to change FIFA, well now I am going to do something about it.”

The launch is being overseen the Saatchi PR company, employed by bookies Paddy Power to co-ordinate the ‘campaign’. The fact the bookmakers are involved has led many to question whether the Ginola FIFA bid is simply a PR stunt, in line with similar successful initiatives in the past.