SAO PAULO: Just over a year after Ricardo Teixeira resigned under duress as head of the Brazilian football federation, his successor is also being pressured to quit.
Congressman Romario has been spearheading the campaign against Marin, and fellow former player Ronaldo, a member of the local organizing committee and the face of the World Cup in Brazil, also is in favour of changes in the Brazilian federation, or CBF.
“What they want I also want, which is to shake up Brazilian football,” Ronaldo told the O Globo newspaper.
“There are a lot of things that we don’t want to see anymore ... lack of transparency, poor calendars, fan violence. If Marin can’t do that, we need to make a change. CBF needs to move forward. Football needs young and dynamic people with new ideas.”
Ronaldo is seen as one of the possible candidates to replace Marin, according to local media, along with former Corinthians president and CBF director Andres Sanchez and former Brazil player and Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo.