Arsenal have chosen Premier League director Richard Garlick to assume responsibility for director of football operations.
is a fully qualified solicitor specializing in sports law. Previously he was the director of football administration atWest Bromwich Albion
– the role he held before joining the Premier League in 2018.
Garlick was director of football at the league’s governing body, butArsenal
have confirmed he will leave his current role and take up a new role at the Emirates.
An official club statement read: “
Richard Garlick is joining Arsenal as director of football operations
“Richard, who is currently director of football at the Premier League and was previously director of football administration at West Bromwich Albion, will join the club in the coming months.
“He will be a member of the Arsenal executive team and will be working closely with technical director Edu, manager Mikel Arteta and academy manager Per Mertesacker.
“His responsibilities will include football operations in the first team and academy, all player contract management, and relationships with football’s governing bodies.
“Richard, a qualified solicitor specializing in sports law, has been at the Premier League since 2018. He was previously at West Bromwich Albion for eight years.”