Leicester City have reportedly appointed former Liverpool scout Eduardo Macia as head of recruitment for the club.
Daily Mirror report that Leicester City have appointed Eduardo Macia to fill the head of recruitment spot left vacant by the departure of Steve Walsh, who was poached by Everton earlier in the summer. The report stated that Macia was also one of the front-runners for the job at Everton, which was ultimately handed to Steve Walsh.
Leicester’s Premier League triumph last season was largely credited to their recruitment drive which saw the likes of Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante arrive at the club for a small amount, with the duo going on to become one of the key pillars of their success alongside Jamie Vardy.
Steve Walsh was credited for the recruitment, with the new Everton head also bringing in the likes of Demarai Gray and Daniel Amartey last season and now Claudio Ranieri seems intent on continuing the Foxes’ good run in the market.
Macia has previous experience of working under Claudio Ranieri, having worked with the Italian twice, including a largely successful spell at Valencia. Macia was working at Real Betis, from where he was released in April, despite having three more years on his contract and is reported to be keen to return to English football.
Eduardo Macia had a successful spell at Liverpool bringing in the likes of Fernando Torres, Javier Mascherano and Raheem Sterling to the club.
Jon Rudkin, Director of Football at Leicester City was asked as to the appointment of Eduardo Macia and he said, “ Eduardo’s expertise and network of contacts will add considerable strength to our existing team of recruitment staff, whose skill and diligence contributed greatly to a successful summer transfer window.”
“To appoint someone of Eduardo’s calibre further highlights the club’s ambition to strengthen its standing in the game and to realise our owners’ vision of success that is both lasting and sustainable.”
It looks like the club owners are intent towards providing Ranieri with the best resources at his disposal to sustain the club’s new-found stature among the elites of English football, for years to come.