Arsenal have added a Football Methodology Analyst to the backroom staff, reports Training Ground Guru.
The new position has been filled by Dutchman Kevin Balvers who joins from Malmo after five months in Sweden.
His LinkedIn profile also details a freelance stint with Barcelona and roles as Head of Performance at Vitesse Arnhem and as Performance Analyst of the Curacao national team.
TGG say Balvers will “will help with first-team analysis as well as identifying best practice and trends (in terms of tactical, technical, performance and recruitment) at both Arsenal and other clubs, both at home and abroad.”
The Gunners used to include a page on the club website that detailed the various backroom positions but they did away with it a couple of seasons back. In lieu of that, it’s worth visiting TGG who have a page of their own; there are some interesting roles listed in the expanding team. See here.