Premier League: Arsenal suspend two youth academy coaches over allegations of bullying
An Arsenal spokesperson said, 'We have suspended two coaches and launched an investigation following complaints from some players. These are private matters and we will not discuss any further detail.'
London: Arsenal have suspended two youth academy coaches and launched an investigation amid allegations of bullying.
British media reports on Friday said Arsenal Under-23 coaches Steve Gatting and Carl Laraman were the subjects of the allegations from youth players. The Premier League club have so far refused to name the people involved.
An Arsenal spokesperson said, "We have suspended two coaches and launched an investigation following complaints from some players.
"These are private matters and we will not discuss any further detail."
Gatting and Laraman had been set to take charge of the Under-23s in the Premier League International Cup final against Porto on Tuesday, but the pair were not on the bench as the young Gunners were beaten.
Arsenal's Under-23 team won this season's Premier League 2 title.
Gatting is the manager of the Under-23s and Laraman serves as his assistant.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Premier League: Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa confirms he is staying at club for one more season
Speaking remotely via a new translator, Bielsa refused to elaborate on why talks over an extended deal had taken so long.
After finally leading Leeds back into the top-flight, Bielsa's side face the daunting task of beginning their Premier League campaign away to champions Liverpool on Saturday.
Premier League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp worried about 'player welfare' after league’s decision to revert to three subs
Klopp said the compressed nature of the reshaped and late-starting 2020-21 campaign meant it would have been a “common sense” decision to give teams the chance to make more in-game changes for this season only.