Caldwell lays out proposal for new recruitment set-up

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

Friday, 24th March 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:07 am
Chesterfield's new boss Gary Caldwell, centre, flanked by company director Ashley Carson, left, and Chris Turner, right

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.

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“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.