Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to return to the game in a different capacity, with the Frenchman widely tipped to join football’s governing body in a technical director role.
Wenger has been away from football ever since leaving the Gunners hotseat at the end of the 2017/18 season, bringing an end to a 22-year association with the top-flight outfit.
Rumours have been circling around the 69-year-old’s next move, with many tipping the Arsenal legend to return to the dugout either in charge of a club or an international side. According to the New York Times, Wenger will opt for neither of those routes after instead agreeing to become FIFA’s technical director.
While his official title with the organisation is yet to be confirmed, what the job role will entail looks assured. The American publication claim that Wenger will be tasked with suggesting improvements to coaching standard across the world, with a broad portfolio to aid him in his task.
Furthermore, he will offer advice in other facets of the game that will influence how the sport is played and become the public face of FIFA when it comes to coaching education. Confirmation of his hiring looks set to be announced in the coming days.
FIFA had been keen to add another experienced figure to their ranks, after seeing