Leicester City appoint Spaniard Eduardo Macia as head of recruitment

Leicester City have appointed Eduardo Macia as head of senior recruitment, filling the gap left by the departure of Steve Walsh to Everton.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: September 12, 2016 5:22 pm
leicester-city-m Leicester City are currently placed at 16th position in the Premier League standings. (Source: Reuters)

Premier League champions Leicester City have appointed Eduardo Macia as head of senior recruitment, filling the gap left by the departure of Steve Walsh to Everton.

The club’s website said Spaniard Macia, 42, would begin the job with immediate effect.

Macia previously worked with Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri in La Liga at Valencia.

“Eduardo’s appointment follows an extensive process undertaken by the football club,” Leicester’s Director of Football Jon Rudkin said in a statement.

“His expertise and network of contacts will add considerable strength to our existing team of recruitment staff, whose skill and diligence contributed greatly to a successful summer transfer window.”

Macia has also worked with Greek champions Olympiakos, Spanish side Real Betis and Italian club Fiorentina.

Walsh’s departure to Everton as director of football was a blow to Leicester as he was the man responsible for bringing the likes of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez to the club.