Millwall will consider appointing a head of recruitment

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MILLWALL could beef up their scouting department by appointing a head of recruitment.

The Lions board are also set to increase how much they spend on looking for new players.

A head of recruitment would be brought in to work with chief scout Mick Harford, and would report to chief executive Andy Ambler and manager Ian Holloway.

“Mick is our chief scout but recruitment can’t be a one-man job," Ambler said.

"We need to spend more money on our scouting network and it’s an area we need to strengthen in.

"A lot of Championship clubs now have heads of recruitment so bringing somebody in to work alongside Mick is an option.

"I went to visit two or three big clubs before Christmas to see how they do things and get some advice on what might be the way forward.

"We need to be looking at enhancing our structure and expertise, so that’s one of the key appointments that we’ll be looking to make.

"In terms of structure, this person would sit between the board and the manager. And if the manager ever changed, this person wouldn’t change – that’s the idea.

"I’m going to sit down with the board the next time the chairman is over and discuss the fact that we need to increase the resources that we put into scouting.

“More and more clubs are going down this route but the actual job title can vary – some clubs have a head of recruitment while others have a technical director, although that’s not a term I particularly like.

"Kenny Jackett was a believer in the old school way of doing things while he was at Millwall but he’s gone to a club in Wolves who do things completely differently.

"He’s fallen into another way of working and is very happy with that.

"We need to take this club in a different direction because we more than most need a competitive edge in the transfer market."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

16 thoughts on “Millwall will consider appointing a head of recruitment

  • January 8, 2015 at 11:26
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    I can make myself available..... where do I send my CV?!

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  • January 8, 2015 at 11:35
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    How about you step down Andy and we get someone who knows what there doing to replace you.

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