Maradona eyes Sepp Blatter’s FIFA chair
Journalist Victor Hugo Morales says on Twitter that the Argentine soccer legend has confirmed he’s a candidate.
Morales hosts a show on the regional network Telesur.
FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, announced this month that he would be stepping down — four days after being elected for a fifth, four-year presidential term — amid a U.S. probe into $150 million in bribes allegedly paid to top soccer officials.
Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, immediately called for Maradona to replace him.
Maradona has been a high-profile supporter of Venezuela’s socialist government and a sharp critic of corruption in soccer.