Derrick and Montagliani launch bids for CONCACAF top job

Mon Feb 8, 2016 6:00pm EST
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By Simon Evans

MIAMI (Reuters) - Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick and Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani both announced on Monday that they will be candidates for president of the troubled regional confederation CONCACAF.

CONCACAF, which governs soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has had its last three presidents all indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of their wide-ranging investigation of FIFA that has seen 41 individuals and entities indicted.

Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, who was CONCACAF president from 1990 to 2011, and his successor Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands were both indicted in May while Honduran Alfredo Hawit was arrested in December.

CONCACAF has been without a leader since December and will vote for a new president in May.

Mark Rodriguez of Guyana and Larry Mussenden of Bermuda have also said they will stand in that election.

Montagliani announced he was running in a press release while Antiguan Derrick told Reuters by telephone that he would be standing and issuing his own statement later on Monday.

(Reporting By Simon Evans, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Dec 6, 2014; Gatineau, Victor Montagliani (centre) attend the official draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 at The Canadian Museum of History. Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports