Massimo Moratti has decided against running as a candidate for presidency in the upcoming FIGC elections according to Sport Mediaset.
The former Inter owner and president was rather heavily linked with running and it is at this stage unclear what his motivation for not running is.
Moratti has been rather coy on the subject when asked on it in recent days so it is perhaps not least surprising to some that he is not going to go for it.
Moratti served as president of Inter between 1995 and 2013 before selling up his shares to Indonesian tycoon Erick Thohir. He remained honorary president up until 2016 when he sold the remainder of his shares to Chinese group Suning who now have a majority stake in the club.
The FIGC president is to be named on October 22nd and Lega Serie A president Gabriele Gravina, as per various reports doing the rounds, appears to be the consensus pick to head the governing body of Italian football.