Saints Set To Appoint New Director Of Football
Tuesday, 26th Nov 2019 10:50
The Daily Echo is reporting that the club are about to appoint a new director of football in the next few hours.
Saints are set to appoint former head of the Academy at St Mary's Matt Crocker to the role of director of football after he resigned from his current role at the Football Association, although he may not actually be able to start full time till early 2020, depending on his notice period.
Crocker joined Saints in 2006 and spent 7 years in the job and helped develop a number of star names over the years as the club went on a roller coaster ride down to League one and then back to the Premier League.
At the FA he was Head of Development a post he held for his six years in the organisation.
Now he will return to the club with the same title as Saints’ former director of football operations, Ross Wilson, but his role will be more like Les Reed’s overseeing the entire footballing side of things.
This will not be the last appointment though, the club is still looking to appoint someone to run the player recruitment side of things and there could also be a change in the coaching side with the club having recognised that their current coaching set up for the first team is both too inexperienced and with little knowledge of the Premier League itself.
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