Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be honoured in Liberia this week by the country’s president George Weah, according a statement by the local authorities.
Wenger will receive the honour alongside another French manager Claude Le Roy, who was also a former collaborator of Weah.
“Arsene Wenger and Claude Le Roy will be honoured by the government of Liberia on August 24, National Flag Day, for their role in President George Weah’s footballing career,” an official communiqué said.
“Both coaches will be awarded the honour at an investiture ceremony in Monrovia.”
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Le Roy discovered Weah while the striker was plying his trade in Cameroon and introduced him to then Monaco coach Wenger, who eventually signed him to the club in 1988.
Weah later moved on to top sides including AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea. He was named World Footballer of the Year in 1995.
After hanging up his boots, he branched off into politics, winning Liberia’s presidential elections last December in his second attempt.