The Changing Face of Scouting: Rob Mackenzie’s full series of articles
Last Updated: 31/01/17 10:27am
Rob Mackenzie was part of the scouting team at Leicester City that brought the likes of Riyad Mahrez to the King Power Stadium, before moving to Tottenham and helping make the case for signing Toby Alderweireld.
Over a series of articles for Sky Sports, Mackenzie outlines the challenges facing the modern football scout and the insights that can help to overcome them.Here, we bring together the full series in one place… Buying from abroadThere are bargains to be had when buying from abroad but the global game brings difficulties too. Mackenzie explains how minimising the risks in recruitment can maximise the rewards… READ ONAnticipating spikesWhen is a player about to get a lot better? What clues can we spot? Mackenzie talks us through the importance of recognising when a player is going to enjoy a significant spike in performance… READ ON Anticipating declineWhat are the clues that a player is finished? How do you pick up an experienced bargain? Mackenzie explains how to identify ageing players on their way out and those who still have plenty to offer… READ ON Dealing with agentsDealing with agents is a necessity in the modern game but it can cause problems if a club’s recruitment department is not wise to the risks. Mackenzie explains the challenges and how some agencies are responding in the right way.
Author: Sky Sports
Published: Tue Jan 31 2017 01:00:00 GMT-0500 (EST)