Petit refuses to rule out 2016 France Football Federation presidency bid

The former Gunners and Blaugrana star has stated that he is interested in all aspects of the game, and would like to help the sport develop
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has refused to rule himself out of the running for the 2016 French Football Federation (FFF) presidential elections.

The now-retired France international earned 63 caps during his career, scoring six goals, and was part of the World Cup winning team in 1998.

"Those close to me tell me that I am suited to this role," the 42-year-old told L'Equipe.

"I have been interested in all aspects of football for years and I came to a simple conclusion.

"More things are changing in the football business and [there is] a growing gap with the huge [fan]base," he added.

Incumbent holder of the FFF presidency is Noel le Graet who was elected in June 2011.