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.