July 24, 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to run again for the presidency of the international soccer governing body.
The 77-year-old Blatter was handed a fourth, four-year term in 2011 after his competitor dropped out because of an alleged vote-buying scandal. Blatter has said he wouldn't run again in 2015. He's been in office since 1998.
However, Blatter has been dropping hints that he wants to remain in the job. Valcke, FIFA's top administrator and his closest aide, is echoing that sentiment.
Valcke told a conference at the Confederations Cup "the current president is very good. Why should he not run again? Why should he not remain as the FIFA president? I mean, he's doing a great job."