Arsenal FC Have today announced the immediate departure of long serving manager Arsene Wenger and Have taken the "Bould" approach in appointing his assistant Steve Bould.
The Brave And The Bould !!
Outgoing Manager Arsene Wenger
Stephen Andrew "Steve" Bould (born 16 November 1962) is an English former professional footballer and assistant manager of Premier League side Arsenal.
As a player he was a defender from 1980 until 2000. Bould began his football career with his hometown club Stoke City where he gained a reputation as an impressive young defender. After spending seven seasons with the Potters it was inevitable that Bould would become one of the country's leading center backs and moved to Arsenal in 1988.
At Highbury Bould formed a formidable back line with Tony Adams, Nigel Winterburn and his former Stoke team-mate Lee Dixon and ended up with nine major honours to his name. He left the Gunners in 1999 and ended his playing career with Sunderland.
Since his playing career has ended Bould has worked at the successful Arsenal Academy as Head Youth Team Coach at Arsenal. He had been promoted to assistant manager for the 2012–13 season replacing the long serving Pat Rice by his predecessor but in a strange twist he is now set to become the new Manager.
Steve Bould At Todays Press Conference
In todays Press Conference Bould expressed that he was delighted that he had been given the opportunity at one of Europe's Elite stating that he and Arsene will remain friends and he doesn't feel that there will be any animosity between the two of them.
Bould and Wenger together in the dugout
In Recent years Arsenal have been known not to have been clinical enough since the departure of Thierry Henry and things won't have been made easy for Bould after the departure of Robin Van Persie to arch-rivals Manchester United. Bould is known as great defensive tactician, he will be hoping he can impress that onto his players.