New head of recruitment Foyle 'impressed' Cobblers during 'positive discussions'

'We have had some very positive discussions and Martin has impressed us.'

Friday, 21st May 2021, 2:50 pm
James Whiting.

Cobblers chief executive James Whiting believes Martin Foyle's wealth of experience and depth of contacts throughout the game will benefit the club in the transfer market.

The 58-year-old returns to Northampton as the club's new head of recruitment and will sit on the recently-formed committee alongside first-team boss Jon Brady, academy manager Ian Sampson and Graham Carr.

"We have had some very positive discussions and Martin has impressed us," said Whiting.

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"He was at the club during a very successful period in our recent history before going on to become head of recruitment at Motherwell where he has spent the last five years.

"He is very well connected, he is highly recommended by a lot of people within the game and very experienced in his role. He has a lot of contacts and a lot of knowledge of football at all levels of the EFL and beyond.

"A lot of our discussions have been about the direction of the club and the new structure we have in place. We wanted an experienced figure to head up the recruitment structure and we are delighted to welcome Martin back to the club.

"Martin will work with Graham Carr to build upon and develop further the existing scouting structures we have at the club and we could not have two more experienced or well connected individuals to help us do that.”