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Petit targets FFF Presidency

October 24, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent
Former Arsenal and Chelsea player Emmanuel Petit has revealed he wants to stand for the role of President of the French Football Federation in the 2016 elections.

Petit, 42, who won 63 caps for France, helping them to both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 200, has shied away from football since retiring in 2005.

But after deciding that a coaching or managerial role was not for him the former Barcelona man now sees his future working for the governing body of French football and is ...

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