Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger joins FIFA as world development chief.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been appointed as FIFA’s new chief of world soccer development, with the French person set to superintend the expansion of the game and technical matters, soccer’s world establishment same on weekday.
The 70-year-old was recently coupled with the Bayern city job following the sacking of Niko Kovac however same that whereas he was approached he was ne’er a candidate for the duty.
Wenger are going to be the leading authority on technical matters on FIFA’s soccer and Technical consultatory Panels concerned within the International soccer Association Board (IFAB) review and decision-making method on potential changes to the game’s laws.
He will be the chair of a technical study cluster.
“I forestall to taking over this necessary challenge, not solely as a result of I actually have forever been fascinated by analysing soccer from a broader perspective however conjointly as a result of FIFA’s mission… is really world,” Wenger same within the FIFA statement.
“I believe that the new FIFA we’ve got seen rising in recent years has the game itself at the guts of its objectives and is decided to develop the sport in its many various elements. i do know I will contribute to the present objective and can place all my energy into this.”
Wenger will specialise in educating coaches ANd contribute to the event of an govt programme that may facilitate former professionals enter management.
Wenger left Arsenal in could last year when a reign of twenty-two years throughout that he redefined the Premier League club and have become their most productive manager.
He diode the Gunners to 3 Premier League titles — together with in twenty03-04 once his ‘Invincibles’ team went unvanquished for a whole season — yet as seven solfa syllable Cups and took Arsenal into the Champions League for 20 years in an exceedingly row.