Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Jens Lehmann over a third return to the club as a goalkeeping coach.
- Arsenal continue to shake up backroom staff
- Lehmann still immensely respected at Arsenal
- Gunners want to bring goalkeeper back as coach
Arsenal reportedly want to bring Lehmann back on board as a goalkeeping coach next season.
The German was at Arsenal for five years (2003-2008), making almost 200 appearances, before returning for a brief spell in 2011 due to first team injuries to Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone.
‘Mad’ Jens, as he was affectionately known, wasn’t just renowned for being a force between the sticks, he was also good at giving his teammates a kick up the backside if they needed it.
And this current Arsenal team really need it, if last season’s performances are anything to go by.
Arsenal talking to Jens Lehmann about a return to join coaching staff. Big presence in goal in 2003/4. Kick backsides. More @TimesSport
— Gary Jacob (@garyjacob) July 3, 2017
Current goalkeeping coach, Gerry Peyton, who’s been at the club 14 years, isn’t going anywhere, as he’s signed a new deal.
Ex-Crystal Palace and Newcastle coach Andy Woodman is also joining Arsenal’s u23s.