Sheffield Wednesday’s head of sports science and medicine, Tony Strudwick, is leaving the club to take up a similar role at Arsenal in a key shake-up to the Owls’ backroom staff.
Wednesday are set to see a lot of changes happening this summer and a few have already taken place.
Some players have left, some more will leave and we’ve seen a change at boardroom level with Liam Dooley moving to become COO at the club.
Strudwick is the next to see a change take effect, then, with Yorkshire Live reporting that he has agreed to leave the Owls to move south to Arsenal and take up a role as the Gunners new academy head of sports science and medicine.
Strudwick had been at Wednesday for a couple of years after being brought in by former manager Steve Bruce.
He has experience working with the likes of Manchester United and is also the Wales national team’s head of performance so it’s clear he has plenty of top-level knowhow and high standing within the game, especially to now land a job at a club like Arsenal.
Sheffield Wednesday will need to try and find a replacement for him as soon as they can, then, as they begin to try and rebuild after a torrid 2020/21 campaign.