FIFA yesterday announced the arrival of former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger as the Head of Global Football Development.
The Frenchman had the following to say on the appointment:
“I want to share the knowledge I have of the game that I love. Help FIFA to develop the coaching by being really practical and efficient and that’s what I will try to do. 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.”