According to Charles Watts, Arsenal have appointed Nicolas Jover as a replacement for first team coach Andreas Georgson.
Georgson has been appointed Sports Manager at Swedish side Malmo, for whom he’s worked previously, after spending a year at London Colney honing Arsenal’s efficiency from set-pieces. While the Swede won’t officially start his new role until January, he’s due to assume some responsibilities from the autumn.
Mikel Arteta has moved quickly to ensure Georgson’s responsibilities at Arsenal are covered. Jover actually preceded Georgson at Brentford and crossed paths with the boss during a two-year stint working under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The Athletic reported his Etihad departure four days ago.
According to Training Ground Guru, the Frenchman became fascinated with video analysis during his time at university in Canada and, via a short stint with a local side, landed a gig at Montpellier in 2009. He was part of the backroom team that helped Olivier Giroud’s side to a surprise Ligue 1 title in 2011/12.
Prior to landing his job with Brentford, Jover also worked with the Croatian national team. It’s certainly an interesting CV.
The majority of Arsenal’s first team squad will return for pre-season training on Wednesday. Presumably, Jover will be there to greet them.