Wenger opens to managerial return under “optimal conditions”
The Frenchman, Arsene Wenger admits he is missing the daily routines of being a coach as he looks forward to strengthening FIFA.
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger departed the Gunners after 22 years in 2018. Currently, he is working as FIFA’s new Chief of Global Football Development.
Wenger officially joined FIFA in November last year and refuted reports at the time Bayern Munich wanted him to place Niko Kovac.
Still eager to make the most out of his new position, Wenger admits he misses being a manager and conceded he could make a return if the right position presents itself. He also hinted he’s not a massive fan of being stuck inside when he previously conducted much out on the pitch.
“Every day I want to train. I’ve been doing this all my life.” Said Wenger.
“I smelled the grass every morning. And today, I am more in muffled, administrative environments, and in offices. So obviously, I feel a bit of an intruder in there”.
“I want to create the most efficient analysis center in the world at FIFA. I know it is very ambitious. But you will see that at the World Cup in 2022 we will produce match analyses which will be extremely efficient.”
“I’m in the process of hiring a lot of people at this level right now. And I think there is still a lot of progress to be made in the way we see football”.
Recently, the 70-year-old declared Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City as his favorites to take out this season’s Champions League when it resumes this week.