Houllier unveils scouting overhaul

Last updated : 10 November 2010

Gerard Houllier is poised to expand the scope of Aston Villa's recruitment system after appointing Jeff Vetere as the club's new chief scout. Houllier wants Vetere, who previously worked at Newcastle and Real Madrid and speaks seven languages, to set up a worldwide network to help Villa search out the best young talent both at home and abroad. "We need to have a structure and somebody who has got a network," Houllier explained. "It is good to have someone who knows that 'this one is at the end of his contract' or 'this one is available' or 'we should have a look at this one'. "Some other clubs are far more equipped in terms of personnel for that."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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