Arsenal have appointed former player, Edu, as their new technical director.
The club made the announcement in a statement released on their official website on Tuesday.
“Edu is joining us from the Brazilian Football Confederation as our first technical director,” the statement reads.
“The former Gunner – a member of the Invincibles – comes to us straight after helping Brazil win their first Copa America in 12 years.
“He will be on the flight to the United States as our pre-season tour gets underway on Thursday.
“In his role as technical director, Edu will coordinate the work of our first-team coaching group, the academy and player scouting and recruitment in order to oversee the constant building up and efficient strengthening of our squad.”
Speaking on his appointment, Edu said: “Arsenal has always had a special place in my heart and I’m thrilled to be returning to this great club in this new role.
“We have a strong squad and some very talented young players with fantastic people at every level. I’m looking forward to helping make a difference.”
The 41-year-old won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and one FA Community Shield at Arsenal.
He helped Brazil win the 2004 Copa America and the 2005 FIFA Confederation Cup.