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FIFA announces Arsene Wenger as Chief of Global Football Development


World football governing body, FIFA has announced Arsène Wenger as the new Chief of Global Football Development.

The Legendary former Arsenal manager, 70, will be the head of all Fifa’s football development activities throughout the world for the men’s and women’s game, including its coaching, training, and coach education programmes.

His department will be involved in football elements of Fifa’s development projects through its Forward programme, under which $6m is being made available to every football association in the world.
According to FIFA, Wenger will also include chairing Fifa’s technical study group and overseeing Fifa’s participation in the International Football Association Board, which governs the laws of the game and any rule changes, such as the recent introduction of video-assisted refereeing.

This is the first appointment for Wenger since his emotional departure from Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years as the club’s manager.

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