ZURICH — A day before he relinquishes his title as the most powerful man in sports, Sepp Blatter already had his final morning as FIFA president planned. He said he would wake up and dance a little, as he always does (Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” is a favorite). He will monitor the election, he said. But he has turned down several offers from friends, journalists and, he said, even a priest, to give him company while his FIFA career officially comes to a close.
In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Blatter, president of world soccer’s governing body for 18 years and a central cog in its operation for more than four decades, was alternately upbeat and reflective, wistful and whimsical, spiritual and — perhaps most of all — unbowed regarding how he will remembered.
Casually dressed and at ease at a table at Sonnenberg, the…