Steve Bould’s 33-year career with us is coming to an end this summer.
The double-winning centre back has been running our under-23s for the past two seasons, having previously worked for six seasons as assistant to Arsène Wenger.
Announcing the decision, academy manager Per Mertesacker said: “Steve has been a fantastic servant for us on and off the pitch. His record as a player speaks for itself and he has been an inspiration to generations of young players coming through the academy.
“This has been a very hard decision to make. Steve’s contribution to the under-23s and the club as a whole has been huge and he will always be an important figure in our history.”
In a glittering career, Steve, who made a total of 372 appearances for us between 1988 and 1999, lifted three league titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Technical director Edu added: “We are massively grateful to Steve for everything. He has helped develop so many top professionals and his experience and character has had a huge impact. I would like to add my thanks for his contribution and wish him and his family well for the future.”
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