FORMER Celtic defender Ramon Vega is set to challenge FIFA president Gianni Infantino in June's presidential elections for football's governing body.

Vega, 47, has been working as a financial advisor in London since hanging up his boots and is now planning to run against Infantino for the FIFA presidency.

The defender - who also played for Tottenham and Watford, as well as the Swiss national side - requires five nominations before February 5 in order to stand in the elections.

Vega told German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung that he was considering running for the contest, that will take place in Paris on June 5 before the Women's World Cup gets underway.

Vega said: "Because of the great response and the positive reactions that I have from many sides I take this task seriously and see if there is any need in the football world to bring about the election of the next FIFA President in June by means of a democratic election campaign."