India has revealed its ambitious aspirations to become a soccer powerhouse by 2047.
India, which gained independence in 1947, set a plan to make India a football powerhouse by 2047, the 100th anniversary of independence. At the heart of this ambitious project is former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. After leaving Arsenal in 2018, Wenger is head of global football development at FIFA.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on the 8th (local time) that “Wenger has decided to help foster talent in Indian football.”
The Indian Football Association also announced, “Indian football will reorganize its identity and philosophy, and will discover football talent. To this end, Wenger will cooperate with Indian football.”
In addition, the Indian Football Association added, “We will have a player discovery system based on data. We will carry out this project together with FIFA and Wenger will take his personal time.” While Wenger hasn’t specified exactly what role he will play, he stressed that he will “rebuild a strong foundation, help build an identity and a philosophy”. 메이저사이트
Meanwhile, manager Wenger is Arsenal’s legendary leader. He is Arsenal’s longest-serving manager, having held the Arsenal helm for 22 years from 1996 to 2018.
He has won 3 Premier League titles and 7 FA Cup titles. In particular, in the 2003-04 season, they recorded 26 wins and 12 draws, achieving the first undefeated championship in the Premier League. Since Wenger’s departure, Arsenal have never reached the top of the league.