Former Arsenal Ladies boss and kit manager for the men’s team Vic Akers has joined Boreham Wood FC, along with Gunners academy graduate Michael Jordan.
Boreham Wood made the double announcement on Thursday that the two former Arsenal men will be joining the club. Akers is set to become an ‘integral part’ of Luke Garrard’s senior management team at the club. Meanwhile, Jordan will become their new goalkeeping coach.
Jordan was a goalkeeper who came through the ranks at Arsenal. He even made the bench for a senior match against Everton in 2004, but ended up leaving for first-team chances at Chesterfield, after a loan to Yeovil Town. From 2011 to 2012 he spent time in goal for Boreham Wood as a player, and now he returns as a coach.
Arsenal fans will be much more familiar with Akers. The 72-year-old managed the Arsenal women’s team to 11 FA Women’s Cups, 10 FA Women’s Premier League Cups, 11 FA Women’s Premier League titles and the UEFA Women’s Cup (now known as the UEFA Women’s Champions League).
Akers also worked as club kit man for the men’s side, before stepping down with Arsene Wenger last year.
Speaking about his move to Boreham Wood, who are currently fighting to avoid relegation, Akers said: “It is certainly a nice challenge to come back into the game and use my experience for Luke, because obviously there are one or two things that I see that he maybe doesn’t, because he is so involved.
“With me coming in from the outside, it is maybe a bit different. I have already picked one or two things out today, so let’s hope we can turn it around and get the results we need – maybe four wins I think would do it for us.”