Arsenal academy chief Liam Brady has expanded on his proposed role with Giovanni Trapattoni's Republic of Ireland setup.

"The board of directors and (manager) Arsene Wenger are quite happy for me to do this and to keep my job at Arsenal," Brady told Irish broadcaster RTE.

"Trapattoni needs to get to know the players and I can help him with that."

Brady played under Trapattoni during his spell at Juventus in the 1980s and had always been prepared to help out providing he could combine his role with his duties at the Emirates.

Brady will also work alongside Marco Tardelli.

"I will be with Giovanni Trapattoni and assist him in all he does," added Brady.