Steve Bould to be named new Arsenal assistant manager - report

With current No.2 Pat Rice retiring at the end of the season, the Gunners will reputedly promote the former defender from youth team duties for the start of the new campaign
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to announce youth team coach Steve Bould as his new assistant manager, according to the Daily Mirror.

The former defender played for the Gunners during the 1980s and 1990s and will replace the retiring Pat Rice, who is being forced to step down due to a chronic knee problem.

In a continuation of the staff shake-up at the Emirates Stadium, reserve team coach Neil Banfield will also reportedly be moving up to work with the first team.

It is thought that the choices are popular ones within the club and Bould is known for being loud and having strong opinions.

Fellow coach Boro Primorac will remain with the youth team, and both Bould and Banfield’s vacant positions will be replaced from within the club, if reports are to be believed.

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