Man United appoint new Dutch scout Beukenkamp

Date published: Monday 12th September 2016 3:35

Roy Beukenkamp

Manchester United have appointed former goalkeeper Roy Beukenkamp to be their Dutch scout as part of an overhaul of their system.

Beukenkamp has worked for PSV Eindhoven for a year and was central to their purchase of Bart Ramselaar, a key member of the PSV side at just 20.

“It was quite a difficult choice,” Beukenkamp told Voetbal International. “I was very comfortable in my work with PSV.

“This is an opportunity that might never come (again). I start immediately.”

Since retiring from football, Beukenkamp has been involved in scouting, and his first role was with FC Twente.

Voetbal International claims that his appointment by United is a step in the direction of giving international scouts more power rather than relying purely on the manager’s judgement.

 

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