FIFA has announced that former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been named as the governing body’s new chief of global football development.

FIFA has announced that former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been named as the governing body’s new chief of global football development.

Wenger who left the Gunners in May 2018, after 22 years in charge, three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups said he looks forward to taking on an extremely important challenge.

“I look forward to this important challenge. The new FIFA we have seen emerging has the sport itself at the heart of its objectives. I know I can contribute and will put all my energy into this.” He added.

Wenger’s new role at the world governing body entails helping to develop men’s and women’s football, as well as technical aspects of the sport. He will now be a member of the technical panel of the International Football Association Board, and chairman of Fifa’s technical study group.