Arsenal have appointed former MK Dons manager Dan Micciche to be the boss of the u15s while Adam Pilling has joined to lead the u13s.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27:  Dan Micciche, Manager of Milton Keynes Dons during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Coventry City at Stadium mk on January 27, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England.  (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Dan Micciche, Manager of Milton Keynes Dons during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Coventry City at Stadium mk on January 27, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

Dan Micchie was sacked from his role as MK Dons manager in April this year. The 39-year-old had been appointed manager in January, alongside Keith Millen, however, three wins in 16 games saw him leave the club on 22 April. He has been without a job since.

Per Mertesacker, Arsenal’s youth director, said of the appointment, “We have appointed a forward-thinking, creative youth coach who is highly qualified and experienced in developing young players. Dan will be a fantastic addition to the Academy.”

Micchie has also worked as the head of England’s u15s and u16s.

Arsenal also announced that they have hired Adam Pilling, former head of academy coaching at Hull City who has already begun working with the u13s.

“We are very pleased with the immediate impact that Adam has made on the under-13 team,” Mertesacker added. “His experience and expertise will have a positive effect on our young players.”

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