• Garlick, a sports law specialist, is league’s director of football
  • He worked at West Brom for eight years from 2010

Arsenal have confirmed that Richard Garlick, the Premier League’s director of football, will become the club’s director of football operations later this year.

Garlick will join Arsenal’s executive team and add expertise to a group that has been light in number during recent months. Working alongside the technical director Edu, manager Mikel Arteta and academy manager Per Mertesacker, he will oversee football operations in the first team and academy, as well as player contract management and relationships with football’s governing bodies.

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