New assistant manager for Arsenal

Updated: May 11, 2012

After the departure of Pat Rice, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Steve Bould will replace him as assistant manager

It has been confirmed today by Arsene Wenger that Steve Bould, a former player with the Gunners, will be promoted from his role as youth team coach to assistant manager. This news comes following the departure of long time assistant manager Pat Rice.

Wenger said: “I always want to give a chance to people who know how we coach.
“Steve is a very good coach and brings a continuation of our philosophy.”

The Arsenal manager also paid tribute to Rice by saying; “Pat is a true Arsenal legend and has committed almost his whole life to Arsenal football club, which shows huge loyalty and devotion to this club.

“Pat has been amazing for me over the past 16 years. When I first arrived at Arsenal, Pat was always there and taught me so much about this great club.”

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