Croatian hero of the 1990s, Davor Suker, currently Croatian Football Federation president, is campaigning for a place on the Uefa Executive Committee, one of 12 people chasing 7 places.
Sukor has been campaigning across south-eastern Europe, with a simple message: collapse the cream from the national leagues of 13 countries into one powerful 42-team regional league structure. He has support across the region, including Turkey and the former Yugoslav countries.
Smaller countries across Europe have realised that they must regionalise or accept a future of irrelevance. The Gazprom-funded deal between the Ukrainian and Russian regional league floundered at the onset or war but regionalisation is not going away. We need innovative campaigners like Suker to rise to positions of authority, replace the ranks of the incompetent and talentless.
Well done to newco for rewarding those who used their media outlets to campaign relentlessly on their behalf in recent years with a seat in the directors’ box on Tuesday. I’m sure David Leggat deserved the accolade of being the only mainstream media journo so honoured, which is quite something. New season lamb is in stock early this year.