Arsene Wenger lands first coaching job since Arsenal exit

Wenger, 71, who last coached Arsenal three years ago after his 22-year-stint with the north London club, is currently working as FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development.
Arsene Wenger lands first coaching job since Arsenal exit
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French manager, Arsene Wenger has signed a deal that will see him return to the dugouts in January for the first time since leaving Arsenal in 2018.

Wenger will take charge of a Saudi Arabian super team for the 2022 Riyadh Season Cup match against Lionel Messi's PSG.

The chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority, Turki al-Sheikh, confirmed Wenger's return on Sunday.

"The great international coach Arsene Wenger was signed to lead the stars of al-Hilal and al-Nasr against Paris Saint-Germain in the Riyadh Season Cup," al-Sheikh tweeted.

Wenger, 71, who last coached Arsenal three years ago after his 22-year-stint with the north London club, is currently working as FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development.

Daily Mail reports that the Saudi side will consist of players from the Kingdom's two biggest clubs – Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr – for the special one-off match next year.

The friendly encounter is a part of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh season, which begins this month and runs through until March 2022.

The huge event will also see Barcelona take on Boca Juniors for the Maradona Cup in November in order to honour the late Argentina superstar, who died last year.

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