Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has finally landed a new big job.
After being linked with moves to Bayern Munich in the recent weeks, the former Gunner has now taken a new role at FIFA, where he will starting a new role as Chief of Global Football Development.
Although Arsene has spoke on his desire to land a new management role after leaving Arsenal, he has now favoured a more corporate position, where he will be overseeing the development of football for all men and women around the world.
Although this essentially sounds like a world-wide management role, Arsene will also be overseeing the running of the game, and will have a key input on how World Cups are run; and with FIFA being under a lot of scrutiny over the last few years, the appointment of Wenger could suggest more solidity and trust into the game, with the new appointment being someone who is trusted globally by football fans as a lover of the sport.
When commenting on his new appointment, Wenger said: “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.”