Caldwell lays out proposal for new recruitment set-up

Chesterfield's new boss Gary Caldwell, centre, flanked by company director Ashley Carson, left, and Chris Turner, right
Chesterfield's new boss Gary Caldwell, centre, flanked by company director Ashley Carson, left, and Chris Turner, right

Gary Caldwell has formed an idea of the recruitment department he’d like to see set up at the Proact.

The club are currently looking to appoint a chief scout or head of recruitment, to fill the gap left by Paul Mitchell in April 2016.

“I need to find someone I can give that responsibility to and that’s his role to set up a department with regional scouts, getting information in, getting a database of players we watch regularly,” said Caldwell.

“Then it comes to myself and the first team staff so we can go and watch players – rather than going in blind, just taking a game in – we can pinpoint certain players who have come through a process that has earmarked them as potential signings for this club.”

Caldwell was ‘amazed’ the club had nothing in place when he arrived.