Arsenal have reportedly made an offer for Edu Gaspar to take a role which sounds very much like a director of football.
It’s Brazilian website Globo Esporte who breaks the news today, saying the former Gunners’ midfielder still hasn’t made it clear if he’s accepting the job or not.
Gaspar played for Arsenal between 2002 and 2005, where he won two Premier League titles, being a part of Arsene Wenger’s unbeaten side.
He later moved to Valencia and finally Corinthians, where he ended his career as a player and started working as a football administrator. That’s where he met manager Tite.
When in charge of the Brazil national team, Tite invited Edu Gaspar to be a coordinator. Since then, the former midfielder has been getting some big exposure in the job, making clear what his functions are and frequently responding to many questions at the national team’s press conferences.
Arsenal currently have Raul Sanllehi as head of football following Ivan Gazidis’ departure to AC Milan last year.
The CBF, Brazil’s FA, are said to have been informed of the approach.