Swansea appoint former Brentford and Rotherham boss Scott as head of recruitment

Former Brentford and Rotherham manager Andy Scott has been appointed Swansea's new head of recruitment.

Former Brentford and Rotherham manager Andy Scott has been appointed Swansea’s new head of recruitment.

The 46-year-old last worked at Watford where he was the Hornets’ UK football recruitment director and then sporting director.

‘It’s been a lengthy process, but one worth taking considering the excellent quality of the applicants,’ Swansea chairman Trevor Birch said of Scott’s appointment on the official club website.

‘I believe Andy is the perfect fit for us and his experience means he can hit the ground running.

‘He has experience of the Championship with Brentford, both as a manager and head of recruitment.

‘The style of football and the player profiles at Brentford are similar to here at Swansea and the experience gained from the innovative way they used data analytics will be an added bonus.

‘We hope to tap into that experience, while also learn from his time using a different recruitment philosophy at Watford.

‘ Former striker Scott, who played for Brentford, Oxford and Sheffield United among others, saw his 14-year playing career ended in 2005 when he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Scott then moved into coaching and has held scouting and recruitment roles as well as having spells in charge of Brentford, Rotherham and Aldershot.

He spent 18 months at Watford before leaving the Premier League club in April.