Arsenal are advertising for a new u15 coach.

The advert, which appears on Arsenal Jobs, calls for a Youth Development OPhase Head Coach, with the job purpose described as, “Covering the full coaching remit, assisting on an effective coaching programme for youths aged 13 to 16 years old, in delivering and developing performance pathways and plans, and creating an optimum environment for youth players to develop and grow. The biggest focus will be on the technical development of our U15 players.”

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm Sunday, 4 November 2018.

Since Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving, Arsenal have been undergoing something of an overhaul at all levels.

Just recently, academy goalkeeping coach, Deren Ibrahim left for a full-time coaching role at Charlton Athletic.

In September, Arsenal updated their Academy staff page on Arsenal.com detailing a ton of new changes at the club.

A number of new faces have been added while others have changed roles or gone completely.

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New lineup

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Old lineup

In total, I’ve noted 21 changes to the page. If you notice that I’ve missed any, let me know on Twitter.

The changes are as follows:

1. Luke Hobbs changed from Interim Academy manager to Assistant Academy manager

2. Marcel Lucassen named as Head of Coach and Player Development

3. Darren Hawkes moved from u11 Head Coach to u13 Head Coach

4. Adam Burchill moved from Assistant foundation phase coach to u12 Head Coach

5. Ryan Garry moved from Head foundation phase coach to u23 Assistant Coach

6. Simon Copely moved from u13 coach to u14 Head Coach

7. Greg Lincoln moved from u14 coach to u15 Head Coach

8. Freddie Ljungberg has been added as u23 Head Coach

9. Andy Woodman has been added as Head of Academy goalkeeping/u23 Goalkeeping Coach

10. Ameesh Manek has been replaced as Head of Academy Operations by Lee Herron

11. Josh Smith added as the u11 Head Coach

12. Paul Barry added as the u10 Head Coach

13. Alex Nichols added as u9 Head Coach

14. Chris Tercou added as u15–u18 Goalkeeping Coach

15. Seb Barton added as u9–u14 Goalkeeping Coach

16. Joe Sutton added as Pre-Academy director

17. James Krause added as a Football Analyst

18. Colin Blackburne added as Interim Lead Academy Physiotherapist

19. Aaron Clarke, u9s Head Coach, gone

20. Jordan Reece, lead academy physiotherapist, gone

21. Serge van den Ban, u9-u16 Head Goalkeeping coach, gone 

Please note these details only reflect the changes on Arsenal.com and do not indicate if people have left the club.

Arsenal have also promoted Per Mertesacker to their executive team:

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