JAKARTA – Federation Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA) former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger as head of the organization's Global Football Development.
Wenger was welcomed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. He was given the authority and responsibility to oversee and direct the growth and development of football throughout the world.
Wenger has full authority in taking care of technical matters in football. He also led the technical study group formed by FIFA.
He will focus on coach education, in addition to designing programs for the development of management aspects for former professional soccer players.
Called Le Professeur because of his studious coach, he spent his entire career in football.
After hanging up his boots, Wenger pursued soccer management. He has used one of the French League clubs. AS Monaco. He also achieved success with Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan.
While he was still in charge of Arsenal, Wenger became one of the longest-running and leading coaches in the history of English Premier League football travel. He won three Premier League titles and is known as a match analyst.
Wenger said, "I look forward to taking on this very important challenge. It's not limited because I like to analyze football from various perspectives, but I see and view FIFA as the world soccer body. "
"I believe that FIFA is able to continue to develop in the future, for that I am optimistic that I can contribute and are ready to devote energy and thoughts to the implementation of this task," Wenger was quoted as saying on FIFA's website.
Infantino said, "Arsene Wenger is widely known to have in-depth knowledge of various aspects of football. He has competence and shows a strategic vision. He dedicated his life to football. "
Arsene Wenger's post was appointed as FIFA Football Development Head. It was featured earlier on MIX Soccer News. .