STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Former Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is one of three candidates nominated to become the next head of the country’s soccer federation.
Reinfeldt was prime minister from 2006-14 as leader of the Moderate Party and has no previous links to soccer.
The federation announced Tuesday that the other candidates are Hélène Barnekow, who has had high-profile roles in the IT industry in Sweden at Microsoft and telecommunications firm Telia, and Lars-Christer Olsson, a former chief executive at UEFA and a member of its executive committee until 2021.
The three candidates will give presentations on Jan. 24. The nomination committee has to agree to a candidate no later than Feb. 15.
Karl-Erik Nilsson is stepping down as the federation’s president after 10 years. He is one of UEFA’s vice presidents and can stay on in that role into 2025.
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