Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of soccer's world governing body, according to Yonhap News Agency.

"I am thinking of running (for FIFA president)," Chung told Yonhap by phone. "I will try to usher in a new era for FIFA."

Chung served as FIFA's No. 2 man from 1994 to 2011. He has been a vocal critic of the body since several officials were implicated in corruption scandals earlier this year.

Blatter announced his resignation four days after he was re-elected to a fifth term at a FIFA Congress meeting May 29, saying he would keep his job until a successor is chosen.