Everton have appointed a new head of academy recruitment.
Chris Perkins has joined the Finch Farm team after doing the same job at Derby County.
Perkins replaces Martin Waldron who left the club under a cloud last year after being suspended during a club investigation into an illegal approach for a schoolboy player, which was launched following a Premier League probe.
The Blues are understood to have agreed Perkins' transfer late last year but the recruitment chief had to serve out a required period of notice with the Championship club.
The Echo say Perkins is believed to have started in the role last month, just before the suspension of games because of the coronavirus, after being with The Rams since 2014.
In November 2018, Everton were banned from signing Academy players for two years and fined £500,000.
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There is no doubt that Everton have a highly developed backroom structure, probably developed on the School of Science foundations, but leadership seems to have been a problem, as is getting the most effectiveness out of such an advanced structure.
It seems that the structure has been allowed to develop along administrative, even bureaucratic lines, rather than by what the manager's end product needs on the pitch. Ancelotti has in his belated staff appointments, after the last debacle, and by extending Brands's role (which I was surprised was not Brands's remit anyway) has, in my opinion, attempted to address this problem. Other managers have failed to do this and may not even have tried.
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