Two of Arsenal’s most powerful figures have revealed just how involved head coach Unai Emery is in the process of transfers (via The Mirror).
The role of the football manager has changed a lot in the last decade with Arsenal experiencing much of that change in the last six months.
The club has been overhauled at the top with new roles for new people and the title of ‘manager’ was one of the first to go.
Traditionally, the manager would be the most powerful person at a football club but things have changed.
Now, Arsenal’s chiefs have revealed just how involved head coach Unai Emery is in things like transfers.
“He plays an active part. He is not a manager he is a head coach. His main responsibility is the first team,” said Head of Football Raul Sanllehi.
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“But that needs to be as strong as possible. He needs to analyse the weaknesses and strengths and see how to improve it.
“We have a really good team who are always striving to optimise the main resource we have, which is the players. And we work as a team.
“One of the values of the club is togetherness. We are in this together. We work as a team and Unai is definitely part of the decision-making process.”
It’s an interesting setup at Arsenal. Just a year ago and most of the major decisions at the club were taken – at least in part – by one man: Arsene Wenger. Now, the power is shared by a group of people with transfer duties seemingly the responsibility of several people.