It appears there is another candidate to take over from Sven Mislintat as the new Arsenal sporting director.
According to multiple reports in the media today former player Steve Morrow could be promoted from head of youth scouting to a far more senior role, which will include the sporting directors portfolio.
The former Northern Ireland international played 62 times for the Gunners before moving on to a journeyman career with a variety of clubs, he had a spell in management and returned to Arsenal in 2008 as a performance supervisor managing Arsenal’s international partnerships.
However, it must be noted that the press is not being consistent with this news, as an example, the Daily Star are stating clearly that Morrow is to be the new sporting director, whereas The Mirror are claiming that Morrow will be part of a three-man team and the search for a permanent candidate will continue.
It has become a bit of a farce, to be honest. so many names have been thrown into the hat with almost everyone turning us down for one reason or another.
Former Seville talent-spotter Monchi looked set for the role but instead returned to Sevilla, Marc Overmars was also approached but decided to stay with Ajax and former Barcelona pair Antoni Zubizaretta and Robert Fernandez have also been rumoured to be in the frame, this has all been covered in this JustArsenal article.
The hierarchy needs to get on with this in secret and get an experienced man employed as soon as possible or they risk making us look like a bunch of amateurs.