As a French expert who led Arsenal for 22 years and wrote the history of English football, Arsene Wenger now works for FIFA and specializes in the development of football around the world. He will focus his work on India and its football development.
During a meeting with India’s Football Association president, Kalyan Chaubey, Wenger expressed his fascination with the country and his goal to improve football in India. With a population of 1.4 billion people, he believes there is great potential for growth in the sport.
Wenger expressed optimism about what can be achieved in India, stating that it has fantastic characteristics that make him confident about its future. He believes that if done well, football can be a gold mine in India but it is not yet fully explored and exploited.
The Frenchman also believes that Igor Štimac, who coaches both the senior national team and U23 national team of India since 2019, will play an important role in this project. Despite sitting on the bench for 46 games so far and winning only 19 times out of those games while drawing 13 times and losing 14 times, Wenger believes Štimac will have a crucial role to play in developing Indian football further.