According to L’Equipe, Arsenal are interested in appointing Andoni Zubizarreta to the role of Technical Director.
They say the Spaniard is ‘tempted’ by the offer, which would see him link up with his former Barcelona colleague, Raul Sanllehi, who is currently our Head of Football.
After the failed pursuit of Monchi, who returned to his former club Sevilla, our interest is now in the Marseille Sporting Director, and he is said to be uneasy with his role at the Ligue 1 outfit.
The 57 year old, who remains Spain’s most capped player of all time, spent five years as a Director of Football at Barcelona before being sacked in 2015, and he’s been with the French side since October 2016.
Sanllehi is apparently the driving force behind this deal, even though Arsenal were keen to point out the failure to appoint Monchi wasn’t a big blow to this summer’s transfer plans which are reportedly well underway.
It would increase the Spanish management contingent at the club, some might worry it’s a bit too comfortable/jobs for the boys, but we’ll wait and see how this one plays out.