Arsenal legendary manager Wenger lands new job

International Edition By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/11/2019

Arsenal legendary manager Arsene Wenger has landed a new job as FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development.

The 70-year-old Frenchman move ends speculation linking him with a return to management as Bayern Munich coach after he was unveiled on Wednesday in football governing body office in Switzerland 

Wenger will be the "leading authority on technical matters, as a member of the Football and Technical Advisory Panels involved in IFAB's review and decision-making process on potential changes to the Laws of the Game."

The Premier League-winning coach told FIFA official website 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."

Reacting to the appointment, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: "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 football.

"I am delighted to welcome him to the team. Since I arrived at FIFA, we have placed football at the centre of our mission, striving to learn from those who know the sport inside out: Arsene is someone who, with his strategic vision, competence and hard work, has dedicated his life to football.

"His arrival is just another example of how we keep strengthening our purpose to bring FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA."

Wenger has been out of work since leaving Arsenal in May, 2018 after 22 years in charge of the north London club with three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.