09 Jul Arsenal news: Gunners affirm Edu appointment as new technical manager
The club’s former midfielder has returned into a newly-formed role which will see him, among other jobs, oversee participant scouting and recruiting
Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Edu since the club’s new technical manager.
According to Target back in May, the 41-year old, who performed for the club involving 2001 and 2005 and was a part of the Invincibles facet, agreed a deal with the Gunners following their failure to property Monchi.
The north Londoners have clarified the job will entail”coordinating the work of the initial -team training team, both the academy and participant scouting and recruiting so as to oversee the continuous building efficient and up strengthening of our team”.
Head of football Raul Sanllehi said of this move:”We are very excited that Edu is linking the team. He’s got great experience and specialized football understanding and above all is a real Arsenal man.
“He knows the club and also what we stand to our countless fans around the globe. His birth is that the final and very significant part the jigsaw in our creation of a brand new football infrastructure to carry forward.
“He will be working closely together with Unai Emery along with also the first-team coaches, and also will play a vital job leading our football eyesight and ensuring we have – and follow – a good doctrine through our football actions”
Edu himself added:”Arsenal has always had a special spot in my heart and I am delighted to be returning to the fantastic club in this new function.
“We’ve got a solid group and some very gifted young players with excellent people at each level. I am excited about making a difference”
The move comes following the former midfielder abandoned his position as overall planner with the Brazil nationwide team after his country’s Copa America victory, together with Juninho having now been validated as his replacement.
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Edu becomes the first individual to take the role of technical manager in the Emirates Stadium, together with the team confirming their former participant, who left 127 looks through five seasons as a Gunner, will be linking them on their pre-season excursion of the USA on Thursday.
Together with the Brazilian’s help, the Gunners will look to grow their squad before the beginning of this 2019-20 campaign plus a deal worth roughly #26.5 million ($33m) has been agreed with Saint-Etienne to get 18-year old guardian William Saliba.
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha can also be a goal for the north Londoners, together with Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.