Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been signed to a new position in India.
The Frenchman will work with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to improve football in the country.
The former Monaco and Arsenal star will also nurture the country’s young talent.
The 73-year-old, who is currently the Head of Global Football Development at FIFA, will work with other senior FIFA officials on his team.
During the World Cup in Qatar, the former Arsenal coach and officials from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) met with the Asian Football Confederation to discuss youth development initiatives in India.
The FIFA has drawn up a comprehensive plan, in collaboration with all relevant parties in Indian football along with inputs from FIFA and AFC.
Wenger and other FIFA officials will help achieve Vision 2047, which will make India the number one football nation in Asia, create a strong league in the region, and create a strong football ecosystem.
Speaking to Rediff, FIFA President Kellan Chobe said, “We have had extensive discussions with the FIFA development team.
“Arsene Wenger is the FIFA Chief of Staff and he will help us with the grassroots programme. The coaches will come from Wenger’s team.”
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