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Wenger Gets New Role In Indian Grassroots Football


January 09, (THEWILL) – The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced that legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has been hired to help improve football in the country.

As part of his new role, Wenger will also be tasked with nurturing young talent. The 73-year-old, who is currently FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, will be working alongside other senior FIFA officials to achieve the AIFF’s Vision 2047, which aims to make India a top footballing nation in Asia, establish a strong league in the region, and create a strong footballing ecosystem.

During the World Cup in Qatar, Wenger and officials from FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) met with the AIFF to discuss youth development initiatives.

Speaking about the appointment, AIFF President, Kaylan Chaubey, said, “We have had extensive discussions with the FIFA development team. Arsene Wenger is Head of the FIFA Task Force and they will help us in the grassroots programme. Coaches from Wenger’s team would come.”