May 11, 2012 by
As it has been expected, Arsene Wenger’s assistant manager Pat Rice (63) will retire at the end of the season after unparralelled srvice to Arsenal spanning over four decades.
He first joined the club as a youth team player in 1964, and after that he made no more than 528 senior appearances during 14 seasons. Later on, Pat spent 4 years at Watford only to come back as youth team coach to his boyhood team.
Next he joined Le Professeur’s backroom staff back at Arsenal, following the Frenchman’s arrival in 1996, and after becoming Wenger’s right hand man, Pat’s hard work and devotion helped the Gunners win 3 Premier League titles and 4 FA Cups. ...........Read more
May 08, 2012 by
After 44 years at Arsenal, Pat Rice is leaving the club after the last match of the season at West Brom on Sunday. Arsene Wenger has called on another Arsenal legend, Steve Bould, to occupy his place on the bench from next season. Tony Adams was in contention for the job but has lost out to his old team mate.
There will be quite a few changes behind the scenes at the Emirates this summer, with another confirmed change being the promotion to first team coach of current reserve team manager Neil Banfield. Current first team coach Boro Primorac will keep his job but share his duties with Banfield. ...........Read more