FIFA has welcomed Arsene Wenger, a French expert in the development of football worldwide, to focus on the growth and improvement of football in India. The 70-year-old Wenger, who led Arsenal for 22 years and left an indelible mark on English football, is now set to help India become a force to be reckoned with on the world stage.
During his meeting with Kalyan Chaubey, the president of the Indian football association, Wenger expressed his fascination with India and its potential for greatness in football. He believes that there are great strengths and characteristics within the country’s football ecosystem that can make it a global player.
“I am optimistic about what can be done here in India,” said Wenger. “The potential is enormous if we do well.” His main goal is to convince people of this potential and to help unlock it fully. He believes that there is a gold mine waiting to be discovered in Indian football.
Wenger also expressed his belief that Igor Štimac, coach of India’s senior national team, will play a crucial role in this project. The “fiery bronze” has been sitting on the bench since 2019 while also coaching the U23 national team. In his time as coach so far, he has won 19 games out of 46 matches played.
Wenger’s arrival marks a new chapter for Indian football as it continues its journey towards becoming one of the most dominant forces in world soccer. With FIFA’s support and expertise at their disposal, Indian players have a chance to reach their full potential and achieve success at every level of play.