Arsenal have signed non league Holmesdale’s boss, Simon Copley, as a full-time coach in the Academy.
Copley, who has previously worked for both West Ham and Chelsea, appears to be starting the job immediately:
With Simon Copley accepting a full time role at Arsenal FC, Ian Varley has stepped up to be 1st team manager. Congratulations to both
— Holmesdale FC (@HolmesdaleFC) July 14, 2016
Holmesdale play in the Kent Invicta League, some nine divisions beneath the Premier League.
Copley was presented as their manager just two months ago along with Varley who now takes sole control of the team.
There are no details at present about what role Copley will fulfil with the youngsters but as soon as we find back or hear back from the club, we’ll let you know.