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Petit eyeing FFF presidency

October 19, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent

Former France international Emmanuel Petit has revealed his ambition to run for the French Football Federation (FFF) presidency in 2016.

Emmanuel Petit poses
PA PhotosEmmanuel Petit wants to shake up the FFF

A vote will take place at the end of 2012 to name the president for the next four years, with the current occupant of the role, Noel Le Graet, expected to be kept in the position despite competition from Christophe Bouchet.

In four years' time, however, former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Petit, who currently works as a television pundit in France, has set his sights on vying for the FFF presidency.

He told L'Equipe: "My relatives and friends say I have the abilities to hold this position.

"I'm interested about all the angles of football and I have come to a simple conclusion: there are more and more troubles in the business of football."