German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach has implored Sepp Blatter not to run for the FIFA presidency again.
The current FIFA chief is set go for a fourth stint in charge of world football's governing body in May but Niersbach feels the association would be better served with a new person at the top.
Niersbach revealed that he told Blatter in a private conversation that he would like to see him move away from the hotseat and into a more relaxed role.
"I'd find it good if he became honorary president," said Niersbach.
Swiss administrator Blatter will run against former Portugal star Luis Figo, FIFA's vice-president for Asia Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein and Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) chairman Michael van Praag at the May 29 election in Zurich.
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