CHIEF scout Jamie Johnson is leaving Millwall after over four years in the job.
NewsAtDen understands that Johnson, who was appointed by ex-manager Kenny Jackett, is being made redundant as part of an overhaul of the club's scouting network.
In the short term, assistant boss Mick Harford will take up the role – but he will focus primarily on scouting opposition teams.
Last weekend, Harford watched Bolton, who the Lions play this weekend, beat Bournemouth 2-0 at Dean Court.
Steve Lomas wants to place a greater emphasis on data analysis in the build up to first-team matches, and Harford's reports will form an integral part of that preparation.
It is unclear who will take up the mantle of recruitment, but the club's annual investment in that department will be increased, it is believed.
Johnson and chief executive Andy Ambler both declined to comment on the matter.
But, speaking in June, Ambler said: "Over the last 12 months, one area of criticism has been recruitment. That's not to criticise Jamie, but that's another area we need to strengthen."
He added: "We feel the new manager needs to focus closely on recruitment and implement an improved system for bringing players in."
During his time at the club, Johnson has been instrumental in the signings of, amongst others, Harry Kane, Chris Wood, Jason Puncheon, Andros Townsend, Liam Trotter, Richard Chaplow, Mark Beevers and, most recently, Leicester City loanee Martyn Waghorn.
Last year, the 41-year-old recommended the signing of then Bournemouth left back Scott Malone, who has been a revelation this season.
But the former Tottenham scout will be moving onto pastures new, with his departure set to be announced by the club imminently.