Arsenal today announced that Liam Brady will step down from his post of Head of youth system from may 2014 after spending 25 years with the club. Brady is well known Arsenal legend, He started his playing career here at arsenal at the age 15 making 235 appearance and scoring 43 goals before moving to Italy. Brady has managed Celtic and Brighton & Hove Albion after his retirement.
He returned to the Arsenal system as a Head of the youth Academy in 1996. He has gone on to make some prolific young talents for Arsenal and England. Arsenal are well known foe their renowned youth academy, and Brady was at the heart of it. The latest batch of youngsters could be the best product of Brady, with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs securing the first team spots and Benik Afobe, Chuba Akpom, Nico Yennaris,Frimpong waiting for their chance to do the same.
It will be a great loss to the club and it will be difficult to replace such a legend. Now that he has given enough time to think long and hard before recruiting a new man to his position, for a club like Arsenal youth Academy is very important, we can expect arsenal to recuirt someone who knows the culture of the club and the value we defend.And Arsenal.com claims that Arsenal will discuss with Brady about taking up some other role at the club.
Ivan Gazidis quoted : “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.”
Hope Arsenal can being in the Likes of Bergkamp, Adams and Henry back to the system. They know Arsenal very well, so it would be easy to carry the club forward. With Arsene’s contract expiring soon and with all these crazy Boo boys sitting around the emirates and making lot of noises, i don’t see Arsene extending his contract. So the next 5 years there will be a big change in the club, it might be very hard to replace these big guns. But I’m sure Arsene has a very good plan,setup and RESOURCE for the next manager to work with.
WE WILL MISS YOU BRADY!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING
So who do you think should replace Brady ? Bergkamp ? Henry ? Adams ?