Liam Brady to leave his role at Arsenal
Published 30/01/2013 | 11:58
ARSENAL legend and RTE pundit Liam Brady will leave his role as head of the Premier League side’s youth academy in May next year.
The former Republic of Ireland international has worked with Arsenal’s academy for the last 17 years, but often combined his stint with roles elsewhere including spending a number of years assisting Giovanni Trapattoni with Ireland..
Arsenal has said they are discussing potential other roles for Brady at the club.
Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: "Liam has a deep understanding of what it takes to discover and develop a talented youngster into someone who can perform at the highest level. He has made a massive contribution to Arsenal Football Club.
"It will be difficult to find a worthy successor but we will be looking for someone who can build on what Liam and his team have created."
Brady (56) started his career with Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1971 and made his professional debut in 1973.
He also played for Italian clubs Juventus, Sampdoria, Inter Milan and Ascoli before ending his career at West Ham United.
He managed Celtic and Brighton and Hove Albion before taking over Arsenal's academy where he developed current first-team players like Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs as well as England defender Ashley Cole who has since moved to Chelsea.