Legendary Arsenal player Liam Brady is set to return to the Emirates after being offered an ambassadorial role with the club (via the Daily Mail). The retired Republic of Ireland man was an extremely talented midfielder in his prime, emerging from the youth ranks at Arsenal and going on to make over 300 appearances for the Gunners. His playing career spanned eight seasons at Highbury, and after leaving he played for clubs like Juventus, Inter Milan, and West Ham.
Once he hung up his boots, he was offered the position of Head of Youth Development at Arsenal, along with the post of Academy Director. Liam Brady joined his former club in that capacity in July 1996, and stayed on as Academy Director until May 2014 when he vacated the post in favour of Andries Jonker. During his tenure, the Arsenal youth side were successful in a variety of competitions and talented players like Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Ashley Cole, and Cesc Fabregas were discovered and nurtured.
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In his new role as ambassador, Brady will represent the club with a focus on the youth academy, and will act as a guide to more generations of young players who want to head to the Emirates. The 59-year old is the ideal man for this job, since he has spent the majority of his life either playing for Arsenal or developing the club’s players.