Arsenal is delighted to confirm that ex-player Steve Morrow has joined the Club as its International Partnerships - Performance Supervisor, a role which entails overseeing the footballing elements of Arsenal’s overseas partnerships as well as scouting in the various territories.

The former defender, who famously scored Arsenal’s winning goal in the 1993 League Cup Final, will principally assist the teams of the Club’s international partners, including BEC Tero of Thailand and Hoang Gia Lai of Vietnam, in an advisory role aimed to improve the quality of their elite football teams with preparation and recuperation through to training sessions and tactics.

In addition Morrow, who spent a total of 10 seasons with Arsenal before finishing his playing career in the United States, will be involved in Arsenal’s other overseas grassroots projects, monitoring the network of elite academies that the Gunners have established in various parts of the world, including the JMG academy partnerships in Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt and Ghana.

Having joined the Club as a schoolboy in 1985, Morrow made 62 first-team appearances and won the 1993 League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994.

Commenting on his new position with Arsenal, Steve said: “After spending so long here Arsenal is in my blood and I always hoped one day I would have the opportunity to come back and work in some capacity. The Club is known globally and I hope to be able to put some good practices and knowledge to use to further develop grassroots and academy initiatives, it’s an exciting time for me personally and everyone connected with the Club.”

Arsenal Commercial Director Adrian Ford said of Steve’s appointment: “It’s invaluable to us as a Club to have Steve’s input, not only with his knowledge of Arsenal having played here for a number of years, but also his extensive organisational knowledge of the game which will only benefit our partners around the world. We aim to spread the best practice of the Arsenal way to our partners and Steve’s appointment is a key element in helping us to do this."

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12 Sep 2008