Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 May 2019 9:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Edu is a leading candidate for Arsenal’s technical director role (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Edu has confirmed he’s held talks with the club over becoming their new technical director.The Brazilian is the Gunners’ first choice for the role now that Monchi has decided to return to former club Sevilla.Edu spent four years with the club between 2001-2005 and he’s currently serving as the technical director of Brazil.Arsenal will have a budget of around £40m this summer should they fail to win the Europa League and they want a structure in place behind the scenes to maximise resources.ADVERTISEMENT Emery will have a budget of around £40m should Arsenal fail to win the Europa League (Picture: Getty)Edu, though, has revealed that any talks over the role will have to wait until next season as he’s focused on Brazil this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I had a conversation with Arsenal. There’s an interest,’ said Edu.‘I was very clear: ‘I am 100% focused on the Copa America. I’m not speaking about absolutely anything because of the Copa America.‘If, by any chance, you [Arsenal] want to speak to me after the Copa, propose something after the Copa, I will make myself available so that we can talk. As for now, I am fully focused on the Copa.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal had hoped to make an appointment ahead of the transfer window but if Edu is to be the man then the club are prepared to wait.The Brazilian has experience in a director of football role with Corinthians and would oversee recruitment at the Emirates.MORE: West Brom star Chris Brunt trolled by Aston Villa substitute Jonathan Kodjia after sending off Edu confirms talks with Arsenal over technical director role but wants to focus on Brazil job
Matherson went down after winning his semi-final in 10.72 seconds ahead of eventual gold medal winner Michael Stephens. He turned up for the final but seemed to intentionally false start so as to remain in contention for today’s 200m and relay events. ISSA competition rules state that an athlete will be barred from taking any further part in the championships if they do not turn up for each event that they are registered to compete in. It is left to be seen what condition the athlete will report to the starting line in. Kingston College sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson will reportedly turn up for the 200m final with a member of the coaching staff informing The Gleaner that the sprinter will be asked to ‘at least get a point’. The KC coaching staff had pulled the plug on Matherson’s participation in the remainder of the 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, after suffering a leg injury in the Class One Boys 100m semi-final on Friday.