Blues searching for new talent-spotter after departure of long-serving scout
Football scout Bryan King has left Everton
Everton are searching for a new Scandinavian talent-spotter after their long-serving scout left the club.
The ECHO understands that Bryan King has quit the Blues having worked for them since 2008.
King held a similar role with Tottenham Hotspur between 2002-08 and was Aston Villa’s European scout before that.
And it is believed that King will rejoin Villa and work under Ian Atkins, the Championship club’s chief scout who left Goodison earlier this season.
King, 69, had a playing career as goalkeeper with Chelmsford, Milwall and Coventry during the 1960s and 70s.
After retirement he forged a successful career in scouting and became an integral part of the network used by David Moyes before being retained under Roberto Martinez and, this season, director of football Steve Walsh.
Everton are considering a move for Alexander Isak - a player King had been recommended to the club.