Michel Platini, the former president of European football ruling body UEFA, is a possible candidate to become the new president of French Football Federation (FFF) after Noël Le Graët stepped down.
French media reports on Thursday indicated that the FFF was working on a plan with Platini, while French President Emmanuel Macron had asked whether Platini was interested in the job.
Le Graët stepped aside as FFF president just days after making dismissive comments about Zinedine Zidane.
The former Les Bleus captain had been strongly linked as a potential successor to Didier Deschamps, but Le Graet had said he would not take a call from one of France’s most decorated players.
“I don’t give a damn, he can go wherever he wants.”
Le Graët and the federation are also under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment.
He has since rejected all accusations.
After being acquitted by a Swiss court of fraud charges last July, Platini had said he would no longer seek a job as a football official.
At the same time, he had indicated that he did not want to completely step away from the football world and said he would be available if there was something positive.(dpa/NAN)