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Arsene Wenger Named FIFA’s Development Chief

Legendary Coach Arsene Wenger has been appointed FIFA’s new chief of global football development. According to FIFA Wenger would be responsible for the growth of the game “for both men and women around the world”, and would also be the “leading authority on technical matters”, including potential changes to the sport’s laws.

Wenger made the English Club Arsenal one of the strongest football club in Europe, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups and taking his team to the 2006 Champions League final. His also won the French league in 1987 with Monaco, adding the French Cup four years later before departing for Japan in 1995.

New FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger commented: “I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge, not only because I have always been interested in analysing football from a broader perspective but also because FIFA’s mission as world football’s governing body is truly global. 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.”