FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rubbished reports he will step down from football’s governing body within two years.
Reports on Wednesday that circulated around Europe suggested that Blatter had agreed with current UEFA president, Michel Platini that he would walk away after two years with the Frenchman to take over.
But Blatter flatly denied that suggestion on his official Twitter page on Wednesday.
“The suggestion that I intend to stop my four-year mandate before its end is simply ridiculous,” Blatter posted.
“The existence of a reported ‘deal’ between me and Michel Platini for the FIFA presidency is pure nonsense.”
The 75-year-old Blatter has come under fire over the last year as allegations of corruption continue to rock FIFA after a shambolic voting process for the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
With FIFA desperately seeking to restore their damaged reputation, anti-corruption measures that will be revealed on October 21 after a FIFA Executive Committee will prove crucial for Blatter to improve his public image.