Gill to stand for Fifa role

FA vice-chairman David Gill has declared he will stand for Britain’s Fifa vice-presidency next year following a change of heart.

Gill, a Manchester United director and Uefa executive committee member, had been insistent he would not stand for the post, where he is likely to face rival bids from Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie and Welsh FA president Trefor Lloyd Hughes.

However, Gill has changed his mind and agreed to stand.

He said: “This is a decision I have been thinking about for some time. Although I had initially wanted to focus on developing my relatively new role within Uefa, I believe there is an opportunity, if elected, to use the Fifa position to make a real difference while complementing that work.”


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