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Head of Recruitment joins Royals

3 October 2012

Steve Head joins Reading FC

Reading Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Head as our new Head of Scouting & Recruitment.

Steve is a vastly experienced and qualified football man who has been working in the Barclays Premier League for more than 20 years. 

He spent the last ten years at Fulham, where he was their Head of Opposition Scouting and responsible for European scouting. Prior to that he gained a further ten years of invaluable knowledge at Southampton as under 18s coach in their very well-regarded Academy.

“Reading’s record in the transfer market is absolutely fantastic, a lot of credit must go to Steve Shorey and the boys who do a fantastic job," said Head.

"With the new ownership we are definitely a growing club who are looking to expand, build and develop into some of the European markets. It’s about improving on what we as a club are already doing.”

Steve, a UEFA A Licenced coach, also has a strong affinity with Reading having been on our books at Elm Park as a young professional, and he was born and bred in Woodley.

His key responsibility for the Royals will be European scouting, as well as our reporting systems and the expansion of our scouting network.

With the Royals back in the Barclays Premier League, Steve’s appointment and expertise will help bring our scouting network on a par with the opportunities now available to us and we wish him every success at the club.

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