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NYRB coach Petke to rub shoulders with Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham bosses

New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke will get the opportunity to pick the brains of Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas this month.

Courtesy of club sporting director Andy Roxburgh, who is the former technical director at UEFA, 37-year old Petke will spend a week with London trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham to gain development as a coach.

"It's all part of refreshing ideas, refreshing your thoughts - not to copy anybody, but to stimulate our thoughts in training and message and so on," said Roxburgh in the NY Post.

"I've worked a lot with Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas trained in Scotland as coaches. And Arsene has worked with me in Scotland as well - the Scottish connection was there."

Starting this Sunday, Petke will spend a few days with the Gunners before attending Spurs' Capital One Cup quarter-final clash with London rivals West Ham United on Wednesday and then heading to Chelsea for a day viewing training and taking in meetings.

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