FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks to journalists at the Asian Football Confederation Congress in Manama, Bahrain, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Some FIFA and AFC executive committee seats were decided, and AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected by acclamation for a four-year term until 2019. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Sepp Blatter was warned from within FIFA on Sunday not to attempt to backtrack on his pledge to quit as president. Domenico Scala, who is overseeing the presidential election, said that a leadership change is an essential component of the far-reaching reforms required to overhaul FIFA amid deepening criminal investigations into soccer corruption. Scala’s blunt comments came after Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag, citing unnamed sources, reported that Blatter is considering trying to retain the presidency after receiving support from Africa and Asia.