Wenger no longer directs his students to play, but he still takes on a job directly related to football.
Wenger left Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season after 22 years at the club. For more than 2 decades with the North London team, the French strategist has built an invincible “Gunner”, and helped this team win many titles, including 3 Foreign championships.
After leaving Arsenal, it was rumoured that Coach Wenger would return to France to assume the role of PSG Sports Director. The president of Paris Nasser Al-Khelaifi has met and discussed with the “Professor” about his future plans.
Not long after that, we had news that Wenger would go to Germany to take the coach of Bayern Munich. Individual “Professor” also admitted he was interested in the work at the Allianz Arena. “I miss my old job very much. Training plays an important role in my life and all the other military leaders will have this same view”, Wenger said.
But all the speculation did not happen. Former Arsenal strategist neither returned to France nor went to Germany. The work selected by Wenger after parting “Gunners” is the position of Director of global football development at the World Football Federation (FIFA).
Wenger officially assumed this role in November 2019. “I am looking forward to facing this challenge, not only because of analyzing football in a broader perspective, but also to help football develop”, Wenger said in his inauguration day.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, meanwhile, expressed his delight at working with the former Arsenal manager: “The knowledge and passion that made Arsene Wenger one of the most famous figures in the football world. I am very proud and happy to welcome him to the FIFA shared house”.