Former Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is expected to make a comeback to the fold after a three-year break.
Tengku Abdullah when expressing his readiness to comeback, said it was an offer (referring to his nomination by affiliates for the deputy president's post) that was so good to refuse.
"It is one offer that I find difficult to say no," said Tengku Abdullah on Sunday.
Tengku Abdullah who first took up the post in Feb 1992, relinquished his post in March 1993 but returned to the fold in Feb 1994 and held the post until he decided to resign in July 2007.
However, Tengku Abdullah added that seven candidates were said to be eyeing for the post.
"I too have been nominated and I feel it is an honour to me. I hope the affiliates will give me their full support so that I can make a comeback," he said.
Tengku Abdullah said football was still in his blood, but if his return would cause a split in the association, he would rather stay away.
The FAM's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 31, would also see the election of office bearers for a four-year term from 2010 to 2014.
Posts expected to be contested during the AGM are post of president, deputy president (two posts), vice president (four posts) and eight council members.
FAM secretary-general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad had earlier said that incumbent President Sultan Ahmad Shah had already given his consent to helm the association.
The two incumbent deputy presidents are Datuk Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad and Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar while Datuk Che Mat Jusoh, Datuk Affandi Hamzah, Ahamad Mohamad and Datuk Gulzar Mohamad were the four vice presidents before Gulzar decided to resign in November last year.
Tengku Abdullah who is the Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) president and Royal Malaysian Polo Association, president said his current positions would not prevent him from allocating quality time for his new post.
He added that since hockey was in the right path, it would help him to divert more time to football.