According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Arsenal’s head of physiotherapy, Chris Morgan, will leave at the end of the season to return to Liverpool.
Morgan joined the Gunners in the summer of 2018 after a couple of years at Crystal Palace. He’s also spent time with the FA, LA Galaxy and prior to that was at Anfield for over a decade.
News of Morgan’s impending departure comes not long after we warded off a Liverpool approach for Gary O’Driscoll. It’s said our Head of Medical Services was persuaded to stay at London Colney after chats with Mikel Arteta.
It sounds like technical director Edu has already lined up a replacement for Morgan.
Ornstein writes that talks are at an advanced stage with Bruno Mazziotti, a compatriot with whom he worked at Corinthians and the Brazil national team set-up.
Mazziotti has been a physio at Paris Saint Germain for the last couple of seasons and it sounds like he’ll be leaving the Ligue 1 giants when their Champions League campaign concludes in August.
Much like the team at Arsenal, he’s spent the Covid-19 lockdown trying to coordinate remote training programmes for players.