Last year Arsenal appointed Darren Burgess as Head of High Performance, securing his services from the Australian from AFL side Port Adelaide.
At the time it was reported that there would be a ‘strategic partnership‘ between the two clubs, which could go someway to explain another appointment from down under.
Local press report that physio and sports scientist Tim Parham – head of their rehabilitation program – will make the move to North London to join up with his former boss.
It’s the latest in a series of changes behind the scenes after the club terminated the employment of Colin Lewin in the wake of Arsene Wenger’s departure.
Club doctor Gary O’Driscoll has become the new Head of Medical, while earlier this month former Liverpool and Crystal Palace physio Chris Morgan was announced as a senior first team physio with us.
Port Adelaide manager Chris Davies said, “It’s obviously disappointing the timing but ultimately he’s going for an opportunity at a world class club on a world stage.
“Tim came to Port Adelaide when Burgo did so I’m not sure what role Darren had in the decision making process but no doubt Darren will know what he’s getting when Tim gets there.”