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Lord Sugar ready to save Football Association

Lord Alan Sugar says is ready to take over and save the Football Association after Lord Triesman stepped down following bribery claims.

The former Tottenham chairman says he is ready to talk to the FA about replacing Triesman and save the integrity of British football and help stem the damage done to England's bid for the 2018 World Cup.

"I would certainly be interested. Not just in terms of the World Cup bid but in terms of reforming the whole FA," Lord Sugar said.

"A couple of people have e-mailed me to say they think I would be ideal for the role and that's given me the seed of an idea.

"I have had no contact from the FA but it is an interesting idea and everyone knows I have been a strong commentator on the state of English football.

"And it's not as if I would be an outsider coming into the game. I do have something of a track record in football.

"Since the election I don't have my Government role any more so it could be a case of one door closing and another one opening."

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