Liam needs little introduction to Arsenal fans. He was a dominant, cultured midfielder for the Club during the 1970s, making 307 appearances and picking up a winner’s medal in the 1979 FA Cup final.
He has run the Arsenal academy since 1996, presiding over on-field success - three FA Youth Cup wins and two consecutive Academy Premier League titles in 2009 and 2010 - while overseeing a flow of fine young talent through the facility’s ranks.
|Previous clubs as player||Arsenal, Juventus, Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Ascoli, West Ham United|
|Honours as player||F.A. Cup winner's medal with Arsenal 1979, Italian championship medal with Juventus 1982, 72 caps for Republic of Ireland, scoring 9 goals|
|Clubs as manager/coach||Celtic, Brighton and Hove Albion|
|Joined Arsenal||(For the second time), August 1996|
While good results are a positive, player development is always the priority for Liam and his team, and the focus is on ensuring youngsters are equipped as well as possible to progress towards first-team football.
He played for several top Italian sides after his leaving Arsenal, winning two Serie A titles with Juventus, before managing Celtic and Brighton. He also spent time assisting Giovanni Trappatoni for his native Republic of Ireland.