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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