Moyes moves for two new scouts

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:52

David Moyes has shaken up the Old Trafford scouting department with two new appointments as he prepares to make a big transfer splash.

The Manchester United boss last managed to persuade his former head of the Everton academy, John Murtough, to leave his current position as the Premier League's head of elite performance.

Now the Scot, who has been on holiday in Orlando for the past seven days, has beefed up his scouting contingent with two trusted men from his Goodison days.

Everton chief scout Robbie Cooke has agreed a contract to work alongside his United equivalent Jim Lawlor while Chelsea's European scout Mick Doherty, who was also under Moyes at Everton, will move to Old Trafford.

Moyes believes a failure to land transfer targets shortly after arriving at the club was largely down to not having the right support team around him, so he has pushed hard to bring in the men that he trusts.

Everton's current head of recruitment James Smith will stay at Goodison Park.

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