Arsenal confirm Richard Garlick to join from the Premier League as new director of football operations

Simon Collings
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 (Getty Images for Premier League)
(Getty Images for Premier League)

Arsenal have confirmed Richard Garlick, the Premier League’s director of football, is joining the club to replace Huss Fahmy as their director of football operations.

Fahmy announced last October he would be leaving Arsenal and the Gunners have since been looking for a replacement.

Garlick will take up his role at Emirates Stadium in the coming months.

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An Arsenal spokesman said: “His responsibilities will include football operations in the first team and academy, all player contract management and relationships with football’s governing bodies.”

Garlick, a qualified solicitor specialising in sports law, will work closely with Arsenal’s technical director Edu, manager Mikel Arteta and academy manager Per Mertesacker

He has been with the Premier League since 2018, having previously been director of football administration at West Brom, where he worked for eight years.

In his role at the Premier League, Garlick oversees football operations, football relations, youth development, coaching and young player education.

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