Blues to do the Continental

IPSWICH Town are ready to appoint an 'international head of recruitment' - that's a continental scout to you and me.The Blues are in the process of interviewing candidates for the job who will be responsible for finding new players world wide.

Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town are ready to appoint an 'international head of recruitment' - that's a continental scout to you and me.

The Blues are in the process of interviewing candidates for the job who will be responsible for finding new players world wide.

Magilton said: “The new man will be looking globally.

“We have seen with Velice Sumulikoski that there are good players that are relatively inexpensive out there.”

The international scout will work closely with chief scout Steve McCall and consultant Charlie woods who in turn report to Magilton.

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He said: “It is good to have a fresh pair of eyes.

“As far as myself, Steve and Charlie, are concerned we are all on the same wavelength. There are certain things we like and see they would do a job whereas someone else may see something else that would work for is.

“He will have his own list of players and ideas of what is good player.

“We may go and see the players and go yeah, he ticks the boxes. There will be other times when we sit round the table and say 'he's not for me' but then things change when we have all said out tuppence worth.

In the past Romeo Zondervan and Simon Hunt have been instrumental in bringing players to the Blues from abroad but financial constraints meant cutting back in that department.

Magilton also hinted that more backroom changes could be made during the summer break after goalkeeping coach Andy Rhodes left.

Magilton said: “I'm still going through appraisals and there may be other changes.

“Andy's departure has brought in candidates left right and centre.”

“It was just to freshen up and I just wanted to bring in another voice and fresh ideas.”

Magilton insisted Rhodes' departure will not affect son Jordan's future at Portman Road.

He said: “I have to stress I didn't pick Jordan because his dad was Andy, I picked him on his own strengths and merits.

“He was given a pro contract because of his own special abilities and we feel he will progress.”