Sky Sports have recently announced that Andries Jonker, a man who has previously worked as an assistant for European giants FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich, will take over at Arsenal as head of their Academy.

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jonkerAndries Jonker is currently working at German club Wolfsburg where he is their assistant manager and has been for the last two years. The 51 year old Dutchman has already lead an illustrious career as he has worked as an assistant at  some of Europe’s finest clubs: FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Both of which were under current Netherlands National team coach Louis van Gaal. He has also managed Bayern Munich II as well as current Eerste Divisie sides Volendam and Willem II.

The Dutchmen has plenty of experience getting the best out of young talents as he worked under the KNVB  over a 7 year tenure, during which he had spells managing  u21’s and u15’s national team.

The Gunners who currently sit top of the Premier League table have decided to appoint Jonker due to Liam Brady, the clubs previous head of youth development, has decided to step down and retire at the end of the season.

Arsenal’s Chief executive Ivan Gazidis could express nothing but praise about the Dutchman after it had been confirmed he would be moving to North London at the end of the season. “I look forward to working with him. Youth development is a key part of our philosophy at Arsesnal and I am delighted that Andries is joining us”.

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