Wenger's New Job Revealed

Wenger will oversee the rules-making panel known as IFAB coaching programs and technical analysis of games

Wenger will oversee the rules-making panel known as IFAB coaching programs and technical analysis of games

Wenger's new job will focus on overseeing the rules-making panel at Federation Internationale de Football Association known as IFAB, coaching programs and technical analysis of matches at various Federation Internationale de Football Association tournaments.

Arsene Wenger has ended speculations linking him back to coaching role after the former Arsenal manager lands big appointment with FIFA as chief of global football development.

It read: "Arsene Wenger has been unveiled today as FIFA's new Chief of Global Football Development".

He will also be the chair of a technical study group.

"I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge", he said.

Leaning on a highly distinguished coaching career, Wenger's role will include a particular focus on coach education, while he will also offer invaluable contributions to an executive programme - now in its inception phase - tailored to encourage former professional players to enter management and which will support them through the post-career transition and bridge the gap between managerial and technical positions in football.

The appointment is the first formal role Wenger has taken since his emotional departure from Arsenal at the end of the 2017-18 season after 22 years as the club's manager.

"I know I can contribute to this objective and will put all my energy into this".

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.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino added: '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.

"Arsene is someone who, with his strategic vision, competence and hard work, has dedicated his life to football".

Wenger made the Gunners one of the strongest sides in Europe, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups and taking his team to the 2006 Champions League final. "His arrival is just another example of how we keep strengthening our objective to bring FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA".

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