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Leicester turn to Eduardo Macia as new player recruitment chief

Published 12/09/2016

Leicester have appointed Eduardo Macia as their new head of recruitment
Leicester have appointed Eduardo Macia as their new head of recruitment

Premier League champions Leicester have appointed Eduardo Macia as their new head of senior player recruitment.

The Foxes have confirmed taking on the 42-year-old Spaniard, who has a wealth of European football experience and worked with Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri at Valencia.

He takes up the position vacated by Steve Walsh, who left the King Power Stadium to join Everton in July.

Leicester director of football Jon Rudkin told the club's official website: "Eduardo's appointment follows an extensive process undertaken by the football club to identify a candidate of outstanding experience that would contribute significantly to the long-term development of our player recruitment strategy.

"His 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."

Macia has worked with numerous big clubs across Europe, including Greek champions Olympiakos, Spanish club Real Betis and Serie A side Fiorentina.

He has also spent time in the Premier League as a scout for Liverpool.

Former recruitment chief Walsh was credited with discovering a number of bargain signings for the club, such as Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante who played key roles in last season's title success.

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