According to very credible reports in Brazil, Arsenal are set to seal a deal to appoint former Gunner Edu as Technical Director.
The departure of Sven Mislintat in February was followed by a failed attempt to reunite Unai Emery with Monchi after he’d been sacked by Roma. Despite expectations he’d be joining the club, he decided to go back to Sevilla at the 11th hour, leaving the club with a serious gap in its executive structure.
Since then, it’s been fairly quiet with Arsenal insisting this would have no impact on our summer transfer business. But this morning, via highly respected Brazilian journalist Juca Kfouri, comes news that we’ll be giving the job to Edu.
The 40 year old is currently the General Coordinator for the Brazil national team, but is expected to move to London to take up his new position after this summer’s Copa America.
Edu is well regarded for his work with Brazil and previously with Corinthians, so let’s hope there’s real truth to this story as we need that position filled, and having one of the Invincibles back behind the scenes is an interesting proposition as the likes of Freddie Ljungberg and Patrick Vieira continue their coaching careers.
It’s also worth considering whether or not the rumoured signing of a young Brazilian forward has been influenced by him in some way.