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Arsenal name former midfielder Edu as new technical director as he leaves role with Brazil

Arsenal name former midfielder Edu as new technical director as he leaves role with Brazil

Edu has been appointed as Arsenal’s new technical director, the club announced on Tuesday. The former Gunners midfielder leaves a similar role with the Brazil national team to join up with the north London club. Welcome home, Edu ? — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 9, 2019 Ian Wright talks about Aaron Ramsey leaving Arsenal and…


Edu has been appointed as Arsenal’s new technical director, the club announced on Tuesday.

The former Gunners midfielder leaves a similar role with the Brazil national team to join up with the north London club.

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Edu spent five seasons at Arsenal before leaving for Valencia in 2005.

The club confirmed the appointment on Tuesday afternoon, with Edu set to link up with the squad when they travel to the United States to begin their pre-season tour later this week.

It is the first time they have employed someone in a technical director role.

“In his role as technical director, Edu will coordinate the work of our first-team coaching group, the academy and player scouting and recruitment in order to oversee the constant building up and efficient strengthening of our squad,” Arsenal said in a statement announcing the 41-year-old’s return.

Edu, who formed part of Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles team of 2003/04, said: “Arsenal has always had a special place in my heart and I’m thrilled to be returning to this great club in this new role.

“We have a strong squad and some very talented young players with fantastic people at every level. I’m looking forward to helping make a difference.”

The news was welcomed on Twitter by Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who said: “Welcome home my friend. Great appointment moving the club in the right direction. Someone that understands what it takes and understands the club + our fans.”

Edu has been appointed as Arsenal’s new technical director, the club announced on Tuesday.
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