Former England footballer Sol Campbell wants to run for Mayor of London.
The ex-Tottenham and Arsenal defender, who once infamously played against Morecambe FC, says he wants to succeed Boris Johnson when he steps down in 2016.
Campbell, 40, will take part in a Hustings event for the Conservative nomination for the mayoralty of the capital on July 4.
He said: “I’m going in with my eyes wide open. I know I’m not going to be a frontrunner.”
Campbell won 73 caps for England and represented his country in six consecutive major tournaments, including three World Cups. He also scored in the Champions League final in 2006 when Arsenal lost to Barcelona and won two Premier League winners’ medals.
In 2009 Campbell caused a stir when he walked out on League Two side Notts County after one match for the club, a 2-1 defeat to Morecambe at Christie Park.