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Former Arsenal and Bolton man eyes FIFA role

Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba Photo credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba Photo credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
11:29 PM

Former Arsenal and Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is hoping he could be offered a job with FIFA when he meets president Sepp Blatter next week.

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The 24-year-old, who went to Kelmscott School in Walthamstow, was forced to retire from football after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match at Tottenham in March and is still yet to decide where his future lies.

He believes he is too impatient to become a manager and also claimed watching football can lead to him getting ‘very frustrated’.

But a job with the sport’s governing body could be on the cards after Muamba revealed he has been offered a chance to speak to Blatter next week.

He said: “Funnily enough I have a meeting with Sepp Blatter this time next week. Hopefully he can get a job for me.

“I’ve been told he’s invited me to Zurich and hopefully we can sort something out. I don’t know [what], I have to go and see what happens.

“I will go and see him. Some time next week I have to fly to Zurich.”

One role that Muamba will definitely be undertaking is an ambassadorial position with the Trotters as he fulfils the length of his original contact at the Reebok Stadium.

“I’ve been told that in the last year of my contract, which is next season, I will be working as an ambassador of the club,” he said. “I just hope I do a good job there and then we will see what happens. That was already written into my contract.

“I had a choice but I said it’s fine, we could leave it how it was and then we will see.”

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