Arsenal have ended their lengthy search for their new head of the club’s Academy by appointing Andries Jonker as Liam Brady’s successor.
Terry Burton, the club’s former U21 coach, and Romeo Jozak, who works for Dinamo Zagreb, were amongst the other contenders for the position, but the club have elected for Jonker, with the 51 year old Dutchman set to officially join the club on July 1st.
Currently the assistant manager at Wolfsburg, a position he has also held at leading clubs such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Jonker previously spent a considerable amount of time overseeing the development of youngsters for the Dutch FA.
It is unclear exactly how this appointment will impact on Burton’s standing within the club given that he had effectively been covering for Brady for the past year. It has been confirmed, meanwhile, that Brady will assist Jonker in the early stages of his time at the club.