David Gill statement on news of FIFA presidency

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015
FA Board member David Gill has issued a statement

FA vice chairman David Gill has responded to the news Sepp Blatter has decided to resign as president of FIFA.

Gill said: "Naturally, I fully welcome today’s news as a major step forward for FIFA on the road to proper reform.

"As I announced following the election at FIFA Congress, I simply could not countenance serving on the FIFA Executive Committee alongside Mr Blatter. I respect his decision but am pleased he is standing aside and by the clear determination for real change within FIFA. This in turn allows me to reconsider my position.

"Having yet to confirm formally my resignation, I am more than willing to play my part in helping to bring about a positive future for FIFA and to work with the many people within the organisation who are only committed to developing and promoting the game around the world. 

"I will speak to my UEFA colleagues as soon as possible about the next steps and make no further comment until then."

By FA Staff