Ex-Arsenal manager Wenger lands new job

Ex-Arsenal manager Wenger lands new job

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been named as the FIFA's chief of global football development, world football's governing body. 

Wenger will be at 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 programs.

"I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge, not only because I have always been interested in analyzing football from a broader perspective but also because FIFA's mission as world football's governing body is truly global," said Wenger on his new role. 

"I believe that the new FIFA we have seen emerging in recent years has the sport itself at the very heart of its objectives and is determined to develop the game in its many different components. I know I can contribute to this objective and will put all my energy into this."

According to FIFA, the 70-year-old FIFA will be responsible for overseeing and driving the growth and development of the sport for both men and women around the world. 

The Frenchman was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga giants continue to look for Niko Kovac's replacement who was sacked earlier in the month.