Sepp Blatter might try to stay on as Fifa boss, according to reports in Swiss media

Newspaper reports in Switzerland are suggesting that Sepp Blatter might attempt to stay on as Fifa president despite announcing two weeks ago that he would resign.

According to Schweiz am Sonntag, the controversial leader of football's world governing body has been heartened by messages of support from associations in Africa and Asia.

Quoting an anonymous source close to the 79-year-old, the paper reports that Blatter was honoured to receive the messages and may now reconsider reconsider his position.

Following arrests of several senior administrators amid widespread allegations of corruption and bribery at Fifa, Blatter, who has been president for 17 years, announced on 2 June that he would remain in office until a successor was chosen at an "extraordinary congress" to be organised as soon as possible - thought to be at the end of this year.

While Fifa refused to comment on the rumours, Schweiz am Sonntag reports that "it is observed that for a few days Blatter is in high spirits and full of energy again".

Surely not.

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