Former Arsenal FC boss Arsene Wenger has been appointed to a new senior position by the football association FIFA.
Arsene Wenger has landed a new job at FIFA as its chief of global football development and will work as a full-time head of all the football development activities.
Wenger’s role will involve overseeing the coaching, training, and coach education programs as well as chairing FIFA’s technical study group among others.
“I believe that the new FIFA we have seen emerging in recent years has the sport itself at the very heart of its objectives and is determined to develop the game in its many different components. I know I can contribute to this objective and will put all my energy into this.”
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino confirmed the appointment of Wenger to the association as he said, “Arsene’s profound knowledge and passion for the different aspects of our game sets him apart as one of the most respected personalities in football.”
“His arrival is another example of how we keep strengthening our purpose to bring FIFA back to football.”
Wenger had been linked with the German giants after the Club recorded a poor performance since the beginning of the season but the club’s executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented that Wenger is still considered ‘unsuitable’ for the position.
The Frenchman confirmed that Bayern Munich officials approached him but he had not reached a final agreement with the German Club.
At 70, Arsene Wenger has been named as one of the most successful managers in Europe and has received several accolades during his 22-year tenure at Arsenal.
Wenger left the Gunners in 2018 after winning three premier league trophies and seven FA cups with the North Londoners.
The new role at FIFA will confirm the speculations that Wenger was contemplating a possible return to football, but not as a manager but to a more senior position at FIFA.