Peter Vint leaves Everton post

Wednesday 29 March 2017  10 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have parted company with Academy Director Peter Vint, the club have announced.

The former Senior Director of Competitive Analysis, Research and Innovation with the US Olympic Committee arrived at Finch Farm in early January last year as part of an innovative change in approach to developing the club's young talent.

A statement from Everton today said: “Peter has left club to pursue other opportunities. We wish him the best in future pursuits.”

The Liverpool Echo report that Everton appointed Dave Adams as their new Head of Academy coaching last week and that Joel Waldron, the Academy head of operations, is likely to be given an enhanced role.

MailOnline, meanwhile, contend that Vint's departure was related to philosophical differences between his style and those of other members of the coaching staff.

Additionally Vint's son, who had a trial with the Blues, is set to join Manchester United's youth academy.  

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David Ellis
1 Posted 30/03/2017 at 02:46:58
Plenty of earlier articles bigging up Mr Vint... I don't like the sound of this departure, but who knows? He had no background in football so it's easy to see why there were philosophical differences with other staff members, but I had hoped we were pioneering a new way forward with statistical analysis.

Derek Thomas
2 Posted 30/03/2017 at 04:19:15
Roberto hired him and the fitness didn't get better, it got worse. It's easy to be sceptical about this scientific stuff, but the proof of the pudding, etc... or he might've been just all mouth and trousers and didn't sit well with the new regime.

I won't lose too much sleep over this.

Jay Harris
3 Posted 30/03/2017 at 05:22:42
I heard he was struggling to get the respect of his colleagues who were all brought up on steak and chips and his lad joining Man Utd instead of Everton couldn't have gone down too well.

Ah well... off with the "amateurs" regime and on with "Ronald's Revolution".

Dan Parker
4 Posted 30/03/2017 at 17:54:37
I'm surprised young Mr Vint didn't join Ma City under the stewardship of Mr Kidd.
Kristian Boyce
5 Posted 30/03/2017 at 18:29:53
I read that his kid wasn't deemed good enough and that's why he wasn't offered a place in the academy.

He was a slightly left-field appointment to start off with and with no previous knowledge of the game probably didn't help his cause. Southampton tried it with Clive Woodward and even with the slight similarities of the sports, that didn't last long either. With these new appointments that have come in recently, I can imagine that he probably won't be replaced.

Phil Walling
6 Posted 30/03/2017 at 18:43:11
Derek @2. This guy was Head of the Academy not Fitness and had nothing to do with Koeman's first team as I understand it.

Coming from the States, he was on a hiding to nothing and old pros rejecting his kid only speeded up his departure... er... resignation!

Peter Murray
7 Posted 30/03/2017 at 23:03:58
What were these "philosophical differences"?

Was it he wasn't a footie man? So what? Southgate invited Jones, the coach of the England Rugby team,to address the England football team which the players, according to reports, found inspirational.

A Senior Director with the US Olympic Committee working with Everton Football Club would have shown we were looking to the future and taking academy business seriously.

We are too full of ex-Everton players holding ambassadorial or coaching roles because... well... they are ex-Everton players.

This is no longer good enough. It would be interesting to know what the manager thinks of this development.

Gordon Crawford
8 Posted 31/03/2017 at 02:32:51
Another one has left and this was the dude who was just appointed.

Everton's academy left in crisis as Dave Adams becomes second coach to leave in 48 hours... just seven days since being appointed.

What is going on?

Michael Penley
9 Posted 31/03/2017 at 02:42:42
Always thought Vint's appointment was a strange one. I know little about statistics but surely you need to know something of the medium you are working in?

I mean, would the number of touchdowns or ice hockey "slams" be relevant to football statistics? (Crude example, but you know what I mean...)

Nicholas Ryan
10 Posted 31/03/2017 at 03:07:04
Peter Who?!

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