Uefa will elect a president in September to replace Michel Platini, who was banned from football for four years after he accepted a $2 million payment approved by disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
UEFA interim secretary general Theodore Theodoridis said the 55 national federations will vote at an extraordinary congress in Athens, Greece.
The new president will complete Platini’s term, which runs until March 2019, and automatically become a FIFA vice-president.
Officials said to be interested in the job include UEFA vice presidents Angel Maria Villar of Spain and Michael van Praag of the Netherlands, and Slovenian federation president Aleksander Ceferin.
Van Praag, who was due to stand against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency in 2015 before withdrawing and endorsing Prince Ali instead, “expressed his intention” at an executive committee meeting on Wednesday to stand for election, Theodoridis said.
The deadline for candidates to enter the race is July 20, said Theodoridis, who is another potential candidate.
UEFA has been without a president since Platini was suspended by the FIFA ethics committee in October. The Court of Arbitration for Sport imposed a reduced four-year ban on Platini this month.
Villar, as UEFA’s senior vice president, will present the trophy at competition finals until a successor has been elected, Theodoridis said.