Vancouver Whitecaps appoint ex-Brentford, Midtjylland analyst as director of recruitment

The Vancouver Whitecaps have confirmed a move of their entrance workplace, with the membership saying Friday that Nikos Overheul has been employed as their director of recruitment.

Overheul first joined the membership as a guide last October with an in depth background working in soccer analytics. He most not too long ago labored at analytics firm StatsBomb because the head of technical scouting and beforehand spent time as a team analyst and first-team scout with English Championship side Brentford FC and Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland earlier than working as a guide for golf equipment all over the world.

“Over the last two years, now we have invested a variety of time and sources into elevating our recruitment philosophy and course of,” Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster said in Friday’s launch. “The adjustments we’ve made have been gradual and with objective. We’re more than happy so as to add somebody of Nikos’ experience and skills to guide the team, whereas complementing him with a proficient group of scouts.”

The membership introduced additional additions to the recruitment division in first-team scouts Dave Dir and Kevin Antunes, as well as longtime member of the membership Steve Meadley as the school scout and Homegrown player manager.

Dir returned to the membership close to the end of 2019 as a guide after beforehand working because the chief scout throughout Vancouver’s first two MLS seasons, whereas Meadley has been a full-time member of the membership since 2005, as a coach and scout in various roles from the academy to the primary team.

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