Swansea City set sights on luring Rotherham United chief Scott

By Wayne Veysey

10th May, 2022 | 11:27am

Sources: Swansea City set sights on luring Rotherham United chief Scott

Swansea City have set their sights on hiring Rotherham United head of recruitment Rob Scott, Football Insider understands.

The Championship club are planning to reshape their recruitment set-up following the recent departure of Mark Allen as sporting director at the Welsh club.

A Swansea source has told Football Insider that Scott, 48, is firmly on their radar and a top target.

He is highly regarded within recruitment circles after impressing at Rotherham since his arrival in 2019.

Scott has played a key role in two promotions to the Championship in the last three seasons with some astute signings in the transfer market.

The Millers won automatic promotion to the second-tier this season and the former midfielder helped bring in key players that ensured they bounced straight back up following relegation in the 2019-20 campaign.

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Allen left Swansea City at the end of last month (29 April) after only being promoted to the role of sporting director last summer (2021) with his previous job within the academy.

The 58-year-old helped bring in key players like Michael Obafemi and Flynn Downes but the Swans finished the season outside the play-off positions down in 15th-place.

He previously spent time as the director of football at Rangers and was the man responsible for bringing Steven Gerrard to Ibrox.

Before that, he was the director of Man City’s academy and help nurture the likes of England stars Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho.

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