Michel Platini has been elected as President of UEFA.
OK, it may not be football boot news, but it’s important news none the less. Michel Platini has been handed UEFA’s biggest job as the president of UEFA.
The former France captain and manager, was elected to replace Lennart Johansson after a vote that took place in Dusseldorf, Germany. He received 27 votes, to 23, for Johansson, with two votes invalid.
Platini’s election will now see the Champions League format reviewed and it looks likely that there will be a limit on the number of Champions League places to three per country, rather than the current four.
He said: “This is just the beginning of an adventure. I’m happy to be able to represent European football. I’m very moved and very happy.”