Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Edu Gaspar as the club’s Technical Director.
The 41 year old left his position with the Brazil national side following their Copa America triumph at the weekend, and returns to North London having spent four years as a player from 2001-2005, making 127 appearances.
During that period he won a double, another FA Cup, and he was part of the Invincibles side which went through the 2003-04 Premier League season without losing a game.
After his playing career he returned to Brazil where he became Director of Football at his former club Corinthians before taking up his role with the national side.
Edu, who has always struck us a lovely man, said of his return: “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.”
No pressure mate. But there’s a fair bit to do. We hope you’re not still hungover from the weekend.