Arsenal confirm Rice departure

Arsenal have announced the departure of assistant manager Pat Rice.

Arsenal have announced the departure of assistant manager Pat Rice.

Rice, 63, has been associated with the Gunners for 44 years having first joined the club as a youth team player in 1964 before then going on to make 528 senior appearances over 14 seasons.

After a four-year spell with Watford in the early 1980s, Rice then returned to Arsenal as youth team coach before joining Arsene Wenger's backroom staff following the Frenchman's arrival in 1996.

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