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Mikel Arteta confirms former Manchester United coach as his assistant

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Steve Round, who was assistant coach to David Moyes at Manchester United back in 2014, has confirmed that he is going to join Mikel Arteta as his new assistant at Arsenal.

Arsenal legend and former club captain Mikel Arteta will be taking over the reign from Unai Emery at Arsenal after the Spaniard was sacked last month and Steve Round would be a perfect choice for him for the assistant as he has ample coaching experience under Moyes at both Everton and Manchester United.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Round said:

Mikel called me in the week and asked me if I would join his staff and I jumped at the chance straight away.

“It’s a great opportunity at a magnificent football club and just having brief conversations with Mikel I think he’s going to be a really, really top manager.

“It’s a bold decision because he’s young and it’s his first time, but having spoken to him he sounds to me like a really experienced guy already.

“I had the privilege of coaching him as a player at Everton and he was an outstanding professional and it’s great to be back.”

Round’s most recent role was at Aston Villa as Director of Football before he left the job in 2018 after two years.


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