Arsene Wenger, a French expert and former manager of Arsenal, has been working for FIFA for the past few years. He now specializes in the development of football around the world. In his latest project, he will focus on India and its football industry.
Wenger recently met with Kalyan Chaubey, the president of the Indian football association. During their meeting, he expressed his fascination with India’s potential and his belief that there is great potential for growth in Indian football.
“It is impossible that there is no country like India on the world football map,” said Wenger. “I believe you have great strengths and fantastic characteristics that make me optimistic about what can be done here.”
He continued by emphasizing the importance of exploring and exploiting this potential, as he believes there is a gold mine waiting to be discovered in Indian football. Igor Štimac, who is currently coaching India’s U23 team, will also play a role in this project.
The bronze medalist at the World Cup has been on the bench for India since 2019 but has not yet had many opportunities to showcase his coaching skills. However, he has won 19 games out of 46 so far, drawing 13 times and losing only 14 games. This experience should prove valuable as Wenger works to develop Indian football further.