Middlesbrough is set to appoint Kieran Scott as the new head of football.
Scott is stepping down as hiring manager at Norwich, where he helped build two teams promoted to the Premier League, and will join Boro at the end of the summer.
The Teesiders had been looking to fill a hiring manager position that had been vacant since 2019, but instead decided to put Scott in charge of their entire technical operation, after being impressed with his vision for the club.
Scott is expected to oversee the recruitment and well-being of players from the first team through to the academy, negotiating new signings and contracts, overseeing player loans and journeys, everything working in close collaboration with General Manager Neil Bausor.
Scott and his Scout team at Norwich have been credited with spotting and helping attract an array of talent who led the club to the Premier League first in 2019, then rebounded directly in May after relegation the year last.
Some of the Canaries’ most notable additions during Scott’s move to Carrow Road have been Teemu Pukki, Emilano Buendia, Tim Krul, Kenny McClean, former Boro player Ben Gibson and Tottenham’s Oliver Skipp on loan.
Scott was also involved in the wave of new hires earlier in this window, including Milot Rashica and Pierre-Lees Melou, but is no longer working on their transfer plans with his move to Riverside.
Scott recently told the Canaries fan podcast All in Yellow that he is looking to take a career step forward and Boro is giving him that chance as they look to reshape their technical department in search of a Premier League return. themselves in the next two to three years.