Platini Presidential Re-election Goes Unopposed

December 24, 2010

As expected, it has been confirmed that no other candidates have contested the re-election of current UEFA president, Michel Platini, ahead of the midnight deadline on Wednesday. The decision to leave Platini as an unopposed candidate means that it is all but a certainty that the Frenchman will continue in his role for another 3 years after his introduction in 2007.

UEFA confirmed that, “UEFA president Michel Platini will be seeking a second four-year term of office from 2011 to 2015,” after the former France international soccer player revealed that he would put himself forward once again earlier in the year.

The biggest challenge that Platini may face in his extended tenure is expected to be the implementation UEFA’s financial fair play rules in 2012. The new regulations will limit spending in order to safeguard the future of European clubs but is set to receive a frosty reaction from the continents biggest and most wealthy clubs.