Edu told arsenal.com, "For me, it's a big pleasure to be back working with him again because it doesn't matter if he is my coach, if I am the technical director right now - in the end we are talking about respect. It doesn't matter which position you are.
"We had a lot of respect when I was a footballer and we still have a big respect in the position that I am in right now. But he is still the same. Working really hard, with a lot of energy. So that's important for the club and for the players as well."