Legacy maker: quote of the week
Fifa's Danny Jordaan – revealing the "true beneficiaries" of the South Africa 2010 World Cup. Jordaan says Fifa's World Cup legacy fund, £32m for "social welfare" projects, is a source of "pride and optimism … Our assault on poverty, unemployment and inequality is gaining momentum!" • Other legacy numbers – £2bn: the cost to South African tax-payers of hosting the tournament; £394m: Fifa's tax-free profit.
• Also being paid for by the Fifa legacy fund: 26 Mercedes-Benz cars for South African FA executives. Jordaan said media questions about the purchase were misguided: "How do you expect them to get around to see their constituents when they don't have any transport?"
Meanwhile in Zurich
Sepp Blatter, weighing up his own legacy and tipping a potential successor – an alternative to Michel Platini: "There is a clear rival in [Spain's FA head] Angel María Villar. Not officially, but he is a candidate."
• Villar's campaign checklist:
a) Strong views on racism: ruling last year that "there is no racism in Spanish football", and defending coach Luis Aragonés in 2004 for calling Thierry Henry a "black shit": "Everyone knows Luis isn't like that. It's clear, what he said wasn't racist."
b) Football family loyalty: responding in 2010 to English press coverage of Sepp's unopposed re-election win: "We've heard enough of their slander. This process is clean – whatever they say."
c) Democratic focus: winning his own unopposed re-election last year, rejecting complaints of voting irregularities amid an alleged "murky atmosphere". Villar said his win was "both legal and absolutely democratic. It's an example to the football family."
Also last week
6: The number of months between Sepp demonstrating his "special handshake" for Newsround viewers as the way to defeat racism, and calling for teams to be relegated for racist incidents. He told Fifa.com: "Nowhere in life can you solve a problem by running away."
Elsewhere: creating social change
£613,297: Chelsea's donations to charity in the last financial year - the club's charity partner focused on "creating social change". £613,297: Ashley Cole's income from his reported new one-year deal, every 21 days.
Last week's moves
• 1 Jan: Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson on sharing a vision with chairman Dean Hoyle: "The aim for 2013 is to keep making the club better and better each month. Dean and I want to keep taking it forward as quickly as possible." 24 Jan: Dean sacks him.
• 18 Jan: Genoa president Enrico Preziosi on coach Gigi Del Neri: "If Del Neri still has his job after all these defeats, it must mean that our faith in him is eternal." 21 Jan: It isn't.
(Preziosi's self-assessment, given to the press last April after he sacked coach Alberto Malesani for the second time in a season: "I'm not the man people think. They see me as volcanic, volatile, eccentric, but I'm rational, I'm not senile. I'm a world leader in my field.")
January: Brendan Rodgers on Luis Suárez's admission of diving: "It's unacceptable. It's not something we advocate, our ethics are correct." February: On ballboys timewasting: "I know Charlie, he's a good boy. Any manager, player or coach would have wanted their ballboy to do the same thing."
Love this club
Brazil: Santos chairman Luis Alvaro says talks to keep Neymar beyond 2014 are a chance to "fulfil a dream" for "the good of Santos". • Last time Alvaro upped Neymar's wages for the good of Santos: January 2012 – revealing he had to shut the club's women's and futsal teams to fund the €15m a year deal. Neymar said he stayed loyal "because I love this club. I'm just like one of the fans."
Sven-Goran Eriksson on why he fancied the Al Nasr job. "I can promise you my jobs with Ivory Coast, in Thailand and here are not for the money. Absolutely not. It's for a love of football."
Holland: PSV defender Erik Pieters - marking his return from eight months out injured by punching a hole in a glass door after being sent off. Pieters, treated for "serious arm wounds", told local media: "I've let myself down. I can still hardly believe it."
Daddy of the week
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, reacting after his ex-chairman at Montpellier Louis "Loulou" Nicollin called him an "ass" for joining Newcastle. "I'm not hurt by this. How can I put it? He's more than a president to me, he's my daddy. I know what he's like. He means no harm."
• Also last week from Loulou: a reflection on his club's failure to sign in-form André-Pierre Gignac last year, after his staff warned against the deal: "I should have put my foot down. But no, I'm surrounded by idiots here, idiots - I'm king of the idiots."
Plus: most nervous
Brazil: Romário's son Romarinho, on the most confusing aspect of breaking through as a pro at Brasiliense: models at the training ground. "I try not to get involved with them. I think they may be self-serving… I am quiet. I am very calm. I really miss my mother."