Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will finally return to professional football management for the first time since leaving the Gunners in January 2018.
Wenger is participating in the 2022 Riyadh Season Cup, coaching a combined team consisting of players from two of the Kingdom’s biggest clubs.
On Sunday, Saudi Royal Court Advisor Turki Alsheikh confirmed Wenger’s role on Twitter.
“The great international coach Arsene Wenger was signed to lead the stars of Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr against Paris Saint-Germain in the cup.” he tweeted.
It’s Wenger’s first professional coaching role since ending his 22-year stint at Arsenal.
The Riyadh Season begins this month, with global entertainment festivals running until March next year and the events will be spread across 14 different zones in the Saudi Arabian capital.
One of those will be the Riyadh Season Cup, where a team of Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr players will take on European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain that boast the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Wenger will take charge of the home team as Saudi Arabia welcomes PSG for the first time in the third week of 2022.
Wenger is currently serving as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development after leaving Arsenal in 2018.
In 22 years of being Arsenal’s boss, Arsène Wenger redefined the principles of running a sport club. His legacy is more than just glorious trophies and titles because he changed the way of playing football into a more pleasant form. In the mid 90s, the French man stepped into Britain with fresh ideas. He achieved more than any other manager except for Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Frenchman won three English Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, leading Arsenal to an unbeaten league season in 2003/04 during his time at the club.