"Levan Kobiashvili, the most likely candidate for the president of UEFA." The Guardian

The president of the Georgian Football Federation, Levan Kobiashvili, can replace Alexander Chicherin as the president of UEFA. Writes The Guardian.

46-year-old Kobiashvili, the former captain of the Georgian national football team, was elected a member of the UEFA executive committee last year. The Guardian calls him a "close ally" of Ceferin.

According to the periodicals, there are few "obvious" candidates. They include the Portuguese Football Federation president, Fernando Gomes, and Romanian Razvan Burlanu, an International Football Federation (FIFA) Council member. Assessing their chances of being elected as the new UEFA president, reporters note that Gomes will be 75 in the election year, and there are no signs that the younger Burlan will want to enter the fray.

Ceferin has been the head of UEFA since 2016 and has been re-elected twice. At the beginning of February, he announced that he would not run for office in 2027.