Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is set to be appointed as FIFA’s new Technical Director.
The 69-year old Frenchman has been without a full-time job since departing the Emirates last June, having taken the intervening time to recharge his batteries, and enjoy a range of other activities outside football for the first time in many years.
Despite that, in a recent interview, he reiterated his desire to get back into management someday, insisting that he misses life in the dugout, and that he still harbours ambitions to manage another club side one day, or even international team.
In his new role reporting to football’s governing body, he will have a broad remit which will including making suggestions about how the standard of coaching can be improved, and proffering advice on how the game is played in general.
Wenger has yet to return to the club he managed for 22 years, stating that it too soon yet for him to return to Arsenal.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.