Unai Emery ready to axe Steve Bould and Freddie Ljungberg is top candidate to replace him

first_imgThe Arsenal boss is looking to make a few changes to his backroom team (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is ready to get rid of first team assistant coach Steve Bould this summer and is reportedly considering Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg as his replacement.Bould has been part of the Gunners’ staff for the best part of two decades and was one of only a handful of Arsene Wenger’s old backroom team to be kept on when the Frenchman left.He shared the role of assistant head coach with Juan Carlos Carcedo this past season, who arrived with Emery from PSG last summer. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 May 2019 10:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link876Shares Emery is looking to add fresh blood to his backroom team this summer (Picture: Getty)However, according to Football London, Emery is looking to move Bould on after just one season together and Ljungberg is seen as the ideal candidate to succeed him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 56-year-old was kept on to provide some continuity between the new Arsenal era under Emery and the previous Wenger regime, but has ‘cut a sorry figure’ after being marginalised from training sessions.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBould, who was named assistant to Wenger after Pat Rice retired in 2012, has seen his influence reduced significantly and he takes part in very little coaching with the first team.He was often criticised for his role in Arsenal’s defensive frailties under Wenger, particularly in the latter years of the Frenchman’s reign, and appears to have done little to impress Emery. Unai Emery ready to axe Steve Bould and Freddie Ljungberg is top candidate to replace him Advertisementcenter_img Comment Advertisement Former Invincible Ljungberg has impressed in his year back in north London (Picture: Getty)Ljungberg, however, has won plenty of admirers at London Colney for his work with the Under-23s side, having returned to the club last summer.The football played by the youth side has been likened to that of Pep Guardiola and the Swede would be a more natural fit to join Emery’s staff and provide fresh blood, while also retaining a link to Arsenal’s storied past.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img