French football expert Arsene Wenger, who led Arsenal for 22 years and contributed to the history of English football, is now working for FIFA and specializing in the development of football around the world. His current focus is on India, where he met with the president of the football association, Kalyan Chaubey.
India has always fascinated me,” said Wenger. “My goal is to improve football in the world, and it is impossible that there isn’t a country like India on the world football map, which has 1.4 billion inhabitants.” He believes that India has great strengths and fantastic characteristics that make him optimistic about what can be done there.
Wenger’s team and he are very motivated to help the growth of football in India. “It’s absolutely fantastic to have this opportunity,” he said. “Igor Štimac, who is the coach of India, will also play a role in this project.” The bronze “fiery” has been on the bench for India since 2019 and at the same time leads the U23 national team. So far, he sat on the bench in 46 games, and won 19 times, drew 13 times and lost 14 games.