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David Gill nominated to become next British vice-president of FIFA

Image: UEFA Executive Committee member David Gill nominated for FIFA post

The Football Association has nominated David Gill to become the next British vice-president of FIFA.

Former Manchester United chief executive Gill declared his intention to stand for the role with football’s governing body and the FA has backed him as their candidate.

UEFA members will choose one of their vice presidents from a list of candidates to be proposed by the four British associations in March next year.

Gill, who joined the UEFA Executive Committee in 2013, will now be put forward as a candidate for the election which will be held by European football’s governing body during its congress in Vienna.

If elected, the 57-year-old, who is currently vice-chairman with the FA, will replace the outgoing Jim Boyce of Northern Ireland following the FIFA congress in May 2015.

“This is a decision I have been thinking about for some time,” said Gill.

“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 ongoing work. 

“Having sounded out many people across the game including fellow board members at Manchester United, The FA and UEFA, I would hope to make a positive contribution and use my candidacy to drive a debate for continued reform.”

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