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Arsene Wenger appointed as FIFA’s chief of global football dev’t

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Addis Ababa, November 14, 2019 (FBC) -Arsene Wenger has returned to football as FIFA’s chief of global football development.

It is Wenger’s first official appointment since leaving Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 Premier League season following 22 years in charge of the north London club.

The move also ends speculation linking him to the vacant Bayern Munich manager’s job. Wenger said that while he was approached he was never a candidate for the role.

The 70-year-old will be at the head of all FIFA’s football development activities throughout the world for the men’s and women’s game.

His mandate is to oversee coaching, training and coach education programs, according to Eurosports.