Thursday 21 November 2019

Morrow first out as Arsenal prepare cull

'It is unclear who has decided effectively to sack Morrow' (stock photo)
'It is unclear who has decided effectively to sack Morrow' (stock photo)

Matt Law

Steve Morrow is the highest-profile casualty of the decision to restructure Arsenal's academy recruitment department.

The former defender, who famously scored Arsenal's winning goal in the 1993 League Cup final, before being dropped by Tony Adams and injuring a shoulder in the post-match celebrations, has been relieved of his duties as head of youth scouting.

Arsenal are yet to announce Morrow's departure or news of the shake-up, as the process is in the hands of the club's human resources department. But it is believed that as many as seven other members of staff could follow Morrow out, including former Chelsea forward Dave Lee, Kevin Beadell, Dan Rice, Joe Sutton and Jay Leffe, who all hold recruitment positions.

It is unclear who has decided effectively to sack Morrow, but the Northern Irishman was a contender for a promotion following last season's departure of former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu has since rejoined the club as technical director and some sources see the restructuring of the academy recruitment department as the Brazilian flexing his muscles.

Irish Independent

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