Hill-Wood: There is no chance of bringing in a director of football


Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has dismissed suggestions that Arsene Wenger could ease his workload by employing a director of football at the Emirates and claimed that the manager is perfectly happy with his relationship with chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

In recent weeks certain sections of the media, former players and elements of the club’s support have called for Steve Bould to be given responsibility for training the defence, while others have insisted that former vice-chairman David Dein be brought back into the fold to help with transfer dealings and other such gubbins.

Nevertheless, speaking to the Daily Star, Hill-Wood insisted that the Frenchman was more than happy with his current set-up and would not be creating a new role just to pander to people wound up by sensational articles and an over enthusiasm for Football Manager style tinkering.

“Arsene has got a very good relationship with (chief executive) Ivan Gazidis and they get on very well and talk a great deal,” stressed the cigar-smoking septuagenarian.

“There is absolutely no chance of bringing in a director of football. That is a lot of nonsense.”


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