According to the New York Times, Arsene Wenger is set to be named FIFA’s technical director in the coming days.
It’s said that the Frenchman will have a broad remit within football’s governing body, suggesting improvements to coaching standards and offering advice on ‘on other areas that directly influence how the game is played’.
When he left the Gunners in May 2018, Wenger was adamant that he couldn’t wait to take up another coaching position.
His position has softened in the last 12 months although last week, in an interview with beIN Sports, he made clear that he still misses life in the dugout and would love another opportunity to take charge of a team, even a national one.
Wenger’s experience in the game and his worldwide fame certainly makes him an attractive recruit for FIFA who, under President Gianni Infantino, claim to be cleaning up their act after decades of mismanagement and corruption.
Yesterday, Per Mertesacker told Arseblog News he’d love to get Wenger to visit Hale End to share his stories with Arsenal’s youngsters.
If you’re reading BFG, you better make the call. It looks like Arsene could be about to get quite busy.