Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is considering taking up a technical role at FIFA but says it wouldn’t prevent him from making a return to management.
The Frenchman has been out of work since May 2018, when his 22-year association with Arsenal came to an end.
Wenger told beIN SPORTS: ‘I just want to share what I’ve learnt, and give it back to the game in a different way.
‘I’m not sure that I would stop coaching as well, because the devil is still in there. But I have to see, do I like it, and can I be efficient.’
The 69-year-old went on to explain that the role would include informing players about potential options once they retire.
He said: ‘Dealing with coaching efficiency. Dealing with after-career potential for players, to educate them to potential jobs for them after the career of a football player.
‘Because you forget the drama of a player is to get to the top of the world and at 34 years where a young man is bye bye over.
‘I think there is enough to do there to help the players come back and help to develop football.
‘As well to continue to improve the rules of the game. We can still move forward on that front. And always to be ahead of the evolution of society. That is absolutely vital.’
During his time at Arsenal, Wenger was renowned for giving opportunities to young players.
Wenger stressed that there is still much work to be done in order to improve youth football across the world.
He said: ‘There is still a lot of work to develop youth team football as well, all over the world.
‘Because when you speak about Europe dominating the world of football today, it’s not because we are better people here.
‘It’s because we coach the young players who do not get the same potential in Africa, in South America, in Asia.’