After leading Arsenal for 22 years and making a significant impact on English football, French expert Arsene Wenger has shifted his focus to working for FIFA. He will be specializing in the development of football around the world, with a particular emphasis on India. Wenger recently met with the president of the football association in India, Kalyan Chaubey, to discuss his plans.
Wenger expressed his fascination with India and his belief in the potential for football development in a country with a population of 1.4 billion. He emphasized the great strengths and characteristics of India that make him optimistic about the possibilities for growth. He and his team are motivated to contribute to the football growth in India and believe that the country has yet to fully explore and exploit its potential.
The former Arsenal manager also mentioned the role of Igor Štimac, the coach of India, in this project. Štimac has been leading the team since 2019 and also oversees the U23 national team. With 46 games under his belt, he has led the team to 19 wins, 13 draws, and 14 losses. This collaboration between Wenger and Štimac illustrates a shared commitment to the development of football in India.