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.

  • Brownale69

    YEA YEA YEA!!!

  • Albert27

    Good on you Davide. Best of luck. Theres another job going if u want to make a difference.

  • A lex

    Champagne (ex civil servant), Prince Ali (royalty from that hotbed of football, Jordan), Blatter (no words can describe) or Ginola (ex pro footballer at highest level).
    Should be a shoe-in but we know what will happen.
    About time UEFA and South America left FIFA and ran things themselves. Sick of all these African, Asian, Pacific and Arab countries having so much say in the running of the game.

  • prestondave

    Blatter out. Old fraud has had his time.

  • Demented_Man

    Ginola would get my vote, if I had one.

  • Mal44

    It would be great if Blatter could be ousted but I doubt if Ginola will be that person. I doubt he even meets the criteria to be nominated when it comes to the crunch.

  • Conman

    Because of the way that Fifa is split we now have so many countries and areas having votes that Blatter will always have as he has supported football in the third world for some years now. They vote for him blindly now and there are so many of them that he cannot be beaten. Ever.
    The only way this man loses is if he is found to be in charge of a corrupt Fifa. Lol. Or he croaks it.