Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger set to take up technical director role with FIFA

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsene Wenger is set for a new job (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to take up a new role in football with FIFA offering him a job.The 69-year-old has been offered a technical director role with FIFA, and the Mirror reports that he has informed friends that he is ready to accept it.The Frenchman left Arsenal in the summer of 2018 after 22 years at the club and has insisted that he has no plans to retire just yet, despite approaching his 70th birthday.Wenger has revealed that he has been offered, and rejected, some ‘nice offers’ from clubs since leaving north London and now looks set to turn his back on club management entirely to work with FIFA.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, it may only be a short-term job for the veteran boss, after he made it clear he would like to have a crack at managing an international team at the 2022 World Cup.When asked about the possibility of managing in Qatar in 2022, Wenger told BeIN Sports: ‘I could see myself working for a team. I will have enough time, distance with my last job, and I would not be against that.‘It will be interesting because you have some countries that have shown quality, especially Qatar who has just won the Asian Cup.‘It will be interesting to see how they develop, but overall I must say I always wanted to go to the World Cup because I felt it is the job of a manager to be where the best football players in the world play football.‘Hopefully, you will see me, touch wood in Qatar in three years’ time. You will see me in a dugout again, when, I don’t know exactly.’MORE: Why Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe has pulled out of Ivory Coast squadMORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos produces stunning pre-assist for Spain vs Romania Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Sep 2019 2:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link70Sharescenter_img Advertisement Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger set to take up technical director role with FIFAlast_img read more

Buhari, Okowa, Coe, Preach Friendship As Asaba 2018 Begins

first_imgPresident Muhammadu Buhari, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the President of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe, have urged athletes participating in 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018 to harness the event to build friendship that will consolidate peace and unity in Africa.They spoke wednesday at the opening ceremony of the event in Asaba.According to President Buhari whose address was read by the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, “Sports has become a veritable vehicle for friendship and building relationship among African nation.” “If Africa must excel in sports, private bodies must be involved in the sponsorship of sports championship,” the President said and thanked Governor Okowa, the government and people of Delta State for hosting the championship on behalf of the country.The President urged the governor to keep the flag flying as his good works were highly appreciated.Governor Okowa in a brief speech, thanked God that 52 African countries were in Asaba for the championship, stating, “I welcome all of you to Asaba and it is my prayer that you enjoy your five-day stay. Championship of this nature is vital in building friendship.“It is a thing of joy that we have provided a befitting stadium for the championship, enjoy your stay in Asaba,” the governor asserted.Lord Coe had earlier commended Governor Okowa for providing a befitting venue for the championship, stating that the Stephen Keshi Stadium “is a legacy for generations to come.”President of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum also, thanked Okowa for providing venue for the championship and urged athletes and officials participating in the events to respect the rules of the game.Renowned musicians, including Phyno and fire works added colour to the opening ceremony which saw the 23, 000 capacity Stadium filled by spectators.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more