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Sunderland Restructure Player Recruitment Team

Wed 12th Jun 2013 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC has begun the process of restructuring its player recruitment operation, with the appointment of a Director of Football and new Chief Scout.

Roberto De Fanti joins the club in the newly-created Director of Football role and Chief Scout Valentino Angeloni joins from Italian giants Inter Milan following the departure of Pop Robson.

De Fanti, who has many years of experience in football, has worked closely with Angeloni on player recruitment at both Udinese and Inter Milan and has an extensive network of contacts throughout the game. He also assisted with the appointment of the Club’s Head Coach.

Angeloni took up a scouting role with Torino in 2007, following the end of his playing career, which saw him make over 350 appearances in professional football. He then went on to spend four years with Udinese as part of their technical set up. During his time at the Italian club he discovered players such as Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, who he signed as a 17 year old.

He was appointed as FC Internazionale’s Head of Scouting in March 2012.

Sunderland AFC CEO, Margaret Byrne, said: “Roberto and Valentino bring with them a wealth of experience, knowledge and football contacts from across Europe and indeed the world and we are delighted to welcome them to Sunderland.

“The recruitment of players is of course key for any football club and Roberto and Valentino will work closely with the Head Coach and the Board to identify targets as we look to strengthen our squad for next season and beyond. 

“I would also like to extend our thanks to the President of Inter Milan, Massimo Moratti, who graciously agreed to allow Valentino to make the move to Sunderland.”



Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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