Edu Gaspar Unveiled As New Arsenal Technical Director

10/07/2019 4:08 PM

Edu Gaspar has been officially announced as the new Technical Director at Arsenal. The former Gunners midfielder leaves his role as Coordinator of the Brazilian national teams after three years in the role.

Edu played for the Gunners between 2001 and 2005, where he won two league titles and 3 FA Cups in a decorated spell in North London. He will join Arsenal’s executive team with immediate effect.

Edu told “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.” Edu enjoyed success in a similar role at Corinthians, before moving to a coordinator role with the Brazilian national team alongside his long time mentor Tite in 2016.

Arsenal’s Head of football Raul Sanllehi said: “We’re very excited that Edu is joining the team. He has great experience and technical football knowledge and most importantly is a true Arsenal man.

“He understands the club and what we stand for to our millions of fans around the world. His arrival is the final and very important part of the jigsaw in our development of a new football infrastructure to take us forward.

“He will be working closely with Unai Emery and the first-team coaches, and will play a relevant role leading our football vision and ensuring we have – and follow – a solid philosophy through all our football activities.”