Football: Arsenal sacks Head of football, announced an immediate replacement
Arsenal football club sacks the team head of football, Raul Sanhelli today after three years in charge at the Emirates Stadium and has announced long-term staff Vinai Venkatesham as his replacement.
Raul Sanhelli is the next Arsenal staff to go as the team is working round the clock to control the mitigating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the club spending power negatively.
The North London side recently announced that 53 of their staff will be lay-off ahead of next season. Following Raul sack, more staff and players are likely to be sacked too as the team is trying to balance its budget.
The Spaniard joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2018 as Head of Football Relations and later got promoted to the position of Head of football after Ivan Gazidis left the club.
“Raul has made a big contribution during his time with us and will always be part of the Arsenal family. We thank him for all his hard work and expertise and wish him every future success” read a statement from the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.
Kroenke Sports and Entertainment owned by Stan Kroenke has the highest share in Arsenal Football Club with more than 80% stake at the club.
“We have no doubt that Vinai is the right person to take the club forward. He has shown outstanding leadership during the current crisis and is held in high regard internally and externally. We know everyone will rally round him so we can move forward successfully” according to the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment.
Arsenal is looking forward to adding more players to their rank ahead of next season as they will be competing in the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.
Mikel Arteta side is looking forward to signing Philip Coutinho and Thomas Partey both from Barcelona and Athletico Madrid respectively.
Arsenal football club has signed Willian Borges from Chelsea on a free transfer for three-year already this summer as their newest addition.
The experienced Brazilian is a worthy addition to the Arsenal attack because of his skill on set piece and creativity.