The Board of the Scottish FA can confirm its intention to vote for Aleksander Ceferin in the UEFA Presidential election in Athens tomorrow.
Having considered the credentials of both Ceferin and Michael van Praag, Stewart Regan, the Chief Executive of the Scottish FA, outlined the reasons behind the decision to declare support to the current president of the Slovenian FA.
“It is important, given the challenges ahead for UEFA - namely balancing the needs of club and country through the development of strong, well-supported and commercially attractive competitions - that we have a president who can be a uniting force across the continent,” said Regan ahead of the election, which will take place during the 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress.
“We met both candidates to hear their manifestos – Michael in London and Aleksander in Glasgow – but after careful consideration, the Scottish FA believes that Aleksander Ceferin is best placed to bring the common vision the game seeks in Europe at the moment.
“It is for this reason primarily that we will be voting for him in the UEFA Presidential election in Athens. As a courtesy to Michael, on arrival here in Athens we met with him in person to explain our decision and rationale behind it.”