Arsenal under-23 coach Freddie Ljungberg is set for a promotion to a role with the first team next season.
Ljungberg, who returned to the club last season after a spell away with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, had a successful spell with the under-23s, helping them to a second place finish in Premier League 2.
Now his work is setto be rewarded with a new and enhanced role, although it is regarded as a supplement to the existing coaching staff, rather than a replacement for anybody. Steve Bould is staying at the club, despite reports to the contrary, whilst Juan Carlos Carcedo and Pablo Villanueva are also retaining their current jobs.
The 42 year old Swede had a glittering club career with Arsenal as well, winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups. He was part of their Invincibles team that went through the entire 2003 – 2004 season unbeaten.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.