Arsenal legend Tony Adams is to return to the club as joint-assistant manager of the U18 side alongside Thierry Henry. Kwame Ampadu, another former Arsenal player, will coach the team.
The Gunners required a shake-up in the coaching department at youth level after the departure of Frans De Kat. Ampadu has impressed in his position as assistant and was seen as the natural choice to make the step up.
Henry is keen to continue working with Arsenal, and has been praised by several of the club’s youngsters for the advice he has given them.
It is the return of Adams which is most intriguing, however, with the former centre-back having previously been reluctant to rekindle his involvement with the club.
Arsenal have had defensive problems at U18 level for a very long time, and it is hoped that Adams will address those issues. A product of Arsenal’s youth system himself, Adams is an excellent leader.
Credit to AFC Glen for breaking the news of Adams’ return to Arsenal.