According to reports coming out of Brazil, it’s looking very unlikely that Edu will join Arsenal’s football operations team.
It’s understood that Raul Sanllehi recently approached the 40-year-old about filling a Technical Director position at the Emirates but the ex-Gunner will turn down the offer in favour of seeing out the final three years of his contract as Technical Coordinator of the Brazil national team.
Edu’s loyalty to Tite – the Brazil national team coach – coupled with the fact his current role is held in high esteem are listed by Extra Online as the key factors in his decision.
When you consider he’s been working with Tite for the best part of a decade, starting as a player at Corinthians, and is now his de facto right-hand man at the world’s most decorated national team, it makes sense that he might not find the prospect of a return to England that appealing. Especially right now.
While it’s hard to know for sure, Arsenal’s apparent eagerness to make further structural changes behind the scenes appears to have irked head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
Previously tipped to take on any Technical Director position himself, it now sounds as though he’ll be leaving the club after less than 18 months.