Arsene Wenger, who has been out of management ever since stepping down as Arsenal manager at the beginning of the season, is in line to accept a role with the football governing body.
The 69 year old who has been out of work since last season has been earmarked for the the role of head of technical development at FIFA according to reports in France.
The job at FIFA would see the legendary Frenchman responsible for potential rule changes, technological innovations among other things across the game.
While Wenger is set to return to football in a full-time capacity, he has been taking punditry roles in his spare time having worked recently for beIN Sports.
Wenger was in Monaco to receive the Lifetime Achievement award at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Speaking at the event, Wenger said: ‘When human beings at their best meet sport at its best, life becomes art.
‘My future is unknown – even for me. I enjoy daily life now and I have been travelling a lot recently all over the world.
‘I am enjoying a little bit less pressure and more freedom as well. But I miss the competition.’
Wenger won three league titles and seven FA Cups during his long reign at the Premier League club.