Arsenal have handed former Leeds United manager Brian McDermott a role with the club, according to the Mirror.
It's been suggested that McDermott - who has been out of management since leaving Elland Road five months ago - has signed a three-year deal with the Gunners as he helps with the club's recruitment department.
Scouting system at Arsenal
It appears, then, that McDermott will work under chief scout Steve Rowley after it was previously expected that Ian Bloomfield would take on the role.
Bloomfield, though, snubbed the position at Arsenal in favour of joining Tottenham, and now it appears that former Reading manager McDermott will have a key role to play for the Gunners.
The deal with McDermott may come as a surprise to some, with many expecting him to continue his managerial career. The experience coach, of course, enjoyed success with Reading as he led the club to the Premier League, but was eventually replaced by current Royals boss Nigel Adkins.
Arsenal will currently be looking to get over today's defeat against Premier League title rivals Chelsea. The Gunners struggled to take the game to Jose Mourinho's side, and were ultimately on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline earlier today.
That result has left Arsenal as many as nine points behind the Blues at the top of the table, with the Gunners next in action against Hull City on October 18.
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