Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has accepted a senior position at FIFA as Technical Head.
Arsène Wenger has agreed to join FIFA to spread his gospel to a wider audience.
FIFA has been looking to add a recognized figure to its senior ranks since the departures of the two most high-profile former players recruited by its president, Gianni Infantino.
Both of those ex-players — the former technical director Marco van Basten, who left last October, and Zvonimir Boban, who quit as FIFA’s deputy secretary general in June to take up a senior management position at A.C. Milan — returned to club soccer.
Infantino, elected to the FIFA presidency in February 2016, has made it his mission to recruit well-known figures from the game to FIFA, in part at least to help it improve its global image.
In his new role, Wenger will become the public face of FIFA when it comes to coaching education, according to a person familiar with his coming role