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NEWS: Coventry City FC appoint Tommy Widdrington as new Head of Recruitment

10 April 2017

Club begin building new recruitment department, to be headed by Tommy Widdrington...

Former Southampton midfielder Tommy Widdrington is set to join the Sky Blues backroom staff, and will lead the club’s player recruitment programme.

As a player, Tommy racked up over 300 Football League appearances and the 45-year old brings a wealth of experience and contacts across both the English Football League (EFL) and at non-league level.

The new recruitment structure has been established to ensure Coventry City FC has a working department dedicated to identifying and securing suitable player targets. 

CCFC Chairman, Tim Fisher said: “We’ve bought Tommy in to be the cornerstone of a new recruitment process. As a club, we have identified player recruitment as a weakness, and want to put a robust structure in place to ensure we address this shortfall.

“Tommy brings a healthy amount of knowledge and experience, and will be leading a team of scouts to ensure we source players who are right for this football club.” 

CCFC Manager, Mark Robins said: “Tommy has come on board as part of the club’s need to develop a strategic recruitment department, which will be taking shape over the coming weeks. 

“This appointment is the first step in that process, and I’m pleased to have the experience of Tommy to lead the department.”

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