Legendary former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accepted his first role since leaving Emirates Stadium, becoming FIFA’s new Chief of Global Football Development.
The 70-year-old called time on his Arsenal career at the end of the 2018-19 season, after 22 years at the helm.
Wenger, one of the longest-serving coaches in Premier League history, won 17 trophies during his time with the Gunners, including three Premier League titles.
He has been linked with a number of managerial vacancies across European football over the last year-and-a-half, most recently at Bayern Munich, who are on the lookout for Nico Kovac’s successor at the moment.
Wenger will not be arriving at Allianz Arena any time soon, however, with FIFA announcing the Frenchman as their new Chief of Global Football Development on Wednesday.
Speaking at his unveiling, Wenger expressed his excitement after undertaking a new role, with it his desire to “develop the game” in all its forms in the coming years.