By Harvey Byrne
Forest Green Rovers have confirmed that performance analyst Charlie Reeves will depart the club at the end of the season for Premier League side Everton.
Last summer appointment Ronald Koeman is still looking to make changes to his backroom and will be looking to add individuals who he feels can help the club progress beyond their seventh placing.
The Toffees have wasted no time since the season ended on Sunday either and in a statement via the official Forest Green website on Monday they confirmed that Reeves’ move to Goodison Park was a done deal.
It is detailed that Reeves joined the Gloucestershire-based side in October 2015 and his work has focused on in depth analysis of the first team squad in a way never seen at National League level.
His off the field work has also proven successful by those on the pitch and Forest Green Rovers achieved promotion to League Two this season as they earned a 3-1 win over Tranmere Rovers in the National League’s play-off final.
Reeves will now be looking to bring similar success to Everton as the club move forward in the modern age of football.
Football Insider verdict:
New arrivals like this one often go under the radar at a lot of clubs. However, these types of additions can often be the most important. It is vital that Koeman has a backroom he knows and trusts and if he can get help from people like Reeves then it will only make the Dutchman’s job easier and bring greater success to Everton. Koeman has already added key personnel to the Tofffees’ staff including brother Erwin Koeman and Steve Walsh, who were both previously at Southampton and Leicester respectively. Now, he will be hoping he has found an unearthed gem from Forest Green Rovers in Reeves.
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