Arsenal legend Freddie Ljunberg is returning to Arsenal to take up a coaching role, according to Arsenal’s official website.
The Swedish super star played a key role in the Arsenal side that went unbeaten all season and then extended that unbeaten run to 49 Premier league games.
Ljunberg enjoyed a successful spell at Arsenal, winning the League, the FA Cup and the Carling Cup for the London based club; forming a fearsome attacking threat with Frenchman Robert Pires, Thierry Henry with Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp mesmerizing opposition defences.
Ljunberg played over 300 games for the Gunners, scoring over 70 goals after joining from Halmstead in 1998. He is about receiving his coaching licence and the Gunners are ready to offer him the Under- 15 coaching role based on his knowledge of the game and how Arsenal loves to play.
It is a welcome development to see club offer ex-players an opportunity to coach. Barcelona gave Pep Guardiola a chance to coach the Barcelona B team before he took charge in one of the most successful spells in Barcelona history, Louis Enrique is also a former Barcelona player now coaching the Catalan giants. Manchester United offered Ryan Giggs the assistant coaching role under David Moyes and he even oversaw the last days of the Moyes’ era after his sack. Zinedine Zidane is currently coaching Real Madrid as he also is a former Galaticos.
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