CHIEF WENG Wenger offered top Fifa job overlooking rule changes in football and refereeing

The governing body's president Gianni Infantino wants the former Arsenal manager to look after technological innovations being introduced into the game


Posted Friday, March 08, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

ARSENE WENGER has been approached by Fifa over a job as the head of technical development, according to reports in France.

The governing body's president Gianni Infantino wants the former Arsenal boss to oversee technological innovations being introduced into football, as well as changes in rules of the game and refereeing.

CHIEF WENG Wenger offered top Fifa job overlooking rule changes in football and refereeing
Arsene Wenger could take up a job at Fifa as the head of technical development

Wenger is yet to make his football management return after parting ways with Arsenal last summer.

But Fifa might now challenge the clubs interested in his services with an offer to take up the head of technical development position at the game's governing body.

LeParisien report that Infantino is awaiting Wenger in Zurich to talk over his potential involvement in supervising technological changes being applied into football.

The former Arsenal boss would effectively become Infantino's special advisor in charge of adjusting the rules of football, as well as improving refereeing.

CHIEF WENG Wenger offered top Fifa job overlooking rule changes in football and refereeing
Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to use Wenger's knowledge to adjust the rules of football and improve refereeing

Wenger's appointment could be confirmed within a few weeks, but he is believed to be still mulling over the offer.

The Frenchman has been approached by numerous clubs in the last months, most recently by Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

The two were understood to have held talks in Doha about the sporting director post.

But Wenger could now be also considered as Tomas Tuchel's replacement following PSG's shocking Champions League defeat to Manchester United.

CHIEF WENG Wenger offered top Fifa job overlooking rule changes in football and refereeing
Wenger has recently been approached by PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi over a position at the club

The French champs have squandered a comfortable first-leg advantage in the knock-out stages of the competition for the second consecutive year - losing out to Barcelona last season despite winning 4-0 in the first leg.

Wenger has also continued his punditry work, occasionally appearing on beIN Sports - where he recently showed off his vast football knowledge by identifying Presnel Kimpembe as the potential culprit of PSG's Champions League woes.

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