As the legendary French football coach, Arsene Wenger, who led Arsenal for 22 years and left an indelible mark on the English Premier League, has now joined FIFA to focus on the development of football around the world. His first assignment is to work with India and help it become a force in international football.
India’s vast population of 1.4 billion people has always fascinated Wenger, and he believes that the country has great potential to make a mark on the global stage. He met with Indian Football Association president Kalyan Chaubey to discuss his plans for the country’s football future.
“I have always been fascinated by India,” said Wenger. “My goal is to improve football in the world, and I believe that there is no country like India that doesn’t have a place on the world map.”
Chaubey was equally excited about Wenger’s arrival in India. “It is an absolute honor for us to have him working with us,” he said. “We believe that his expertise will be instrumental in helping us take Indian football to new heights.”
Wenger and his team are eager to get started on their mission to develop football in India. They believe that Igor Štimac, who has been coaching India since 2019 and leads its U-23 national team, will also play a crucial role in this project. So far, Štimac has won 19 games out of 46 while drawing 13 times and losing only 14 games as coach of India’s senior men’s team