Arsenal confirm departure of Assistant manager, Freddie Ljungberg

Arsenal confirms departure of Assistant manager, Freddie Ljungberg

Arsenal assistant manager, Freddie Ljungberg has reportedly parted ways with Gunners as he ends a relationship started since 1998.

The former Gunners’ interim manager has left Emirates stadium to pursue new careers elsewhere as Gunners set to fire into the coming season in style after securing multiple signings to the club.

Having previously led Arsenal’s under-15 and under-23 squads Ljungberg has been with Gunners since the past two season upon his return from Germany where he assisted VFL Wolfsburg manager.

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“I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience. I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me both as a player and as a coach,” the 43-year-old said.

“I wish Mikel and all the team every success for the season ahead. Thanks also to the fans for their constant support and for always being by my side. I hope we will all meet again soon,” he ended.

Technical director Edu didn’t hold back his words amid the departure of the man who has greatly “impacted on players such as Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock in their transition to the first team”

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“We’re really sad to see Freddie leave as we know how much he loves Arsenal. However, we know he has had various opportunities over the last 12 months and stuck to the job at Arsenal. Now he has the opportunity to consider other options, and it makes sense for his career at this time,” Edu stated.

“Freddie has made a huge contribution in his coaching role, most importantly when he led the team during that difficult period between Unai’s departure and Mikel’s appointment. We will forever be grateful for what he did then and what he’s done since but fully recognize his desire to move on and be a head coach himself.”

Source: Arsenal

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