Ex-Arsenal Coash, Arsene Wenger has been Appointed FIFA’s New Chief of Global Football Development
The Frenchman has returned to work in an unexpected capacity after being jobless since he departed from Arsenal for one year now.
He has accepted his first role since leaving the Emirates Stadium since May 2018 with Ex-PSG coach, Unai Emery replacing him, as he is currently appointed as the FIFA’S new Chief of Global Football Development.
The Legendary former Arsenal Manager tagged time in his Arsenal career at the end of the 2018/2019 season, after 22 years as the head coach.
Wenger is known to be one of the longest-serving coaches in the history of premier league, handed over 17 trophies to the Gunners, during his reign there, including three premier league titles.
The Ex-Arsenal boss has been called up by many many clubs for the managerial role across European football over lasty and a half, including Bayern Munich, who are currently searching of Nico Kovac’s successor at the moment.
Arsene Wenger is not arriving at Allianz Arena anytime soon, following his new role, as the Chief of Global Football Development being announced by FIFA on Wednesday.
The Frenchman expressed his joy after undertaking a new role while speaking at his unveiling ceremony with his desire to “develope the game” in all it’s forms in the coming future.
“I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge, not only because I have always been interested in analysing football from a broader perspective, but also because FIFA’s mission as world football’s governing body is truly global”, Wenger said.
“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 develope the game in its many different components.”
“I know I can contribute to this objectives and will put my energy into this.”
The FIFA president Gianni Infantino contributed on the Ex-Arsenal boss’s appointment, “Arsene Wenger’s profound knowledge and passion for the different aspects of our game sets him apart as one of the most respected personalities in the world of football. I am delighted to welcome him to the team”
“Since I arrived at FIFA, we have placed football at the center of our mission, striving to learn from those who know the sport inside out; Wenger is someone who, with his strategic vision, competence and also his hardwork, has dedicated his life to football. His appointment is just a clear example of how we keep energizing our main goal and objective which is to bring FIFA back to Football, and Football back to FIFA,
Wenger declared himself out of the running for the top job at Allianz Arena; as he revealed earlier this week that he had not been the subject of an official approach from Bayern Munich.
He will be required to direct the growth and development of football for both men and women around the globe, with a “particular focus on coach education.”