UEFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag has released his manifesto ahead of the election campaign.
The head of the Royal Dutch Football Association was confirmed as a runner for the role last month, having previously pulled out of the race to become FIFA president.
And now, with the vote just over a month away on September 14, Van Praag has made his manifesto public.
The document, published on his website, outlines three key areas he hopes to tackle – connection, football development, and UEFA back to basics – while opposing plans for a European Super League, detailing Financial Fair Play 2.0 and calling for “unity” throughout.
— Michael van Praag (@MichaelvanPraag) August 2, 2016
“I am utterly motivated to take European football onwards. And the task is urgent,” Van Praag states.
“Although day-to-day matters are being dealt with effectively, UEFA has been virtually standing still for 10 months, and counting.
“There are a number of important issues to be dealt with which have not been addressed at all in that time.”
The 68-year-old faces a battle against Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin and Spain’s Angel Maria Villar Llona for the seat.
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