Former Arsenal Boss, Arsene Wenger has been appointed as the new chief of Global Football Development by the world football governing body, FIFA, SkySports reports.
SkySports reports that Wenger accepted the role about two months after it was first reported and a week after being approached by Bayern Munich.
According to FIFA, Wenger will oversee the rules-making panel known as IFAB, coaching programs and technical analysis of games at FIFA tournaments.
Speaking on his appointment, Wenger expressed delight on the new role saying he has always been interested in analyzing football from a broader perspective.
He said, “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.
“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.”
The 70-year-old Frenchman who have been out of football since 2018 will be replacing Marco van Basten who was FIFA technical director until October 2018.