French football expert Arsene Wenger, who has managed Arsenal for 22 years and helped write the history of English football, is now working for FIFA and focusing on the development of football around the world. In particular, he will be concentrating his efforts on India and its potential for growth in the sport.
During a recent meeting with India’s Football Association president Kalyan Chaubey, Wenger expressed his fascination with the country and its potential to become a major player in global football. He noted that India’s population of 1.4 billion provides an enormous opportunity to develop the sport and that he believes there are great strengths and characteristics within the country that make him optimistic about what can be achieved.
Wenger is particularly excited about the opportunity to work with Igor Štimac, who is currently coaching India’s national team. The bronze medalist has been leading the U23 national team since 2019 and has won 19 games out of 46, drawing 13 times and losing only 14 times. Wenger believes that Štimac will play an important role in this project as they work together to improve football in India.