Old people stunt is what Sepp Blatter is trying to pull. Earlier this month, the Swiss was reelected as President, but after four days opted to step down. The Swiss now says he could stand for reelection again despite his earlier announcement.
The 79-year-old announced his decision to step down on June 2, just four days on from beating Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in a presidential election held amid controversy after nine Fifa officials were indicted on charges of racketeering conspiracy and corruption.
Seems we’ve not seen the end of Blatter as he hinted he might stay on as President, seeing as he is yet to resign his post.
“I have not resigned, rather I am offering my mandate at an extraordinary congress,” Blatter told Swiss newspaper Blick.
“Only those who know the past can understand the present and shape the future.”
Blatter, who was attending an event ahead of the planned building of a Fifa museum in Zurich, added: “The museum is a labour of love. But do not get me wrong; I’m not ready for the museum, nor for a waxwork yet.”
The Swiss will at least remain in office until an extraordinary Congress can be held, with FIFA’s Executive Committee set to choose an election date at a meeting on July 20.