Ever since Arsene Wenger left his job as Arsenal manager many wondered what his next job in football would be, well the wait is now over, the 70-year-old is set to be FIFA’s technical head, according to the New York Times.
His actual title is yet to be confirmed, however, his brief is to advise on coaching standards and suggest improvements, he will also be tasked with consulting on other aspects of the game and how it is played.
An official announcement is expected with the next few days confirming the Frenchman in his new high profile role with the games ultimate authority.
It is understandable why FIFA would offer Wenger the role, he is very experienced at the top level of the game but at the same time, it is hard to ignore the fact that he failed to evolve and the last few years at Arsenal has to be considered a failure.
Some, I am sure, will question the wisdom of FIFA’s decision to appoint Wenger to a role that is to advise on coaching improvements when he was unable to implement any improvements himself in his final years at the Emirates.
In his prime, Wenger was one of the best coaches in the world but the modern coach is a lot different nowadays, the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Diego Simeone play a totally different type of football, the type that Wenger just could not adapt to.
I am not saying that Wenger does not have a lot to offer but I am not sure he is the right man to be head of FIFA technical department charged with improving coaching.