Aberdeen have appointed Chris Badlan as the club’s new head of recruitment.
Badlan previously worked at Wolves and Norwich in scouting roles and was most recently sporting director at Blackpool - a role he left in 2023.
He also worked at Coventry, and took credit for the signing of Viktor Gyokeres - now of Sporting Lisbon - and helped recruit a squad that won consecutive promotions to the Championship.
The 40-year-old replaces Jordan Miles, who was only appointed in July 2023.
Under his reign, Aberdeen signed first-team regulars Slobodan Rubezic, Richard Jensen, Stefan Gartenmann, and Jamie McGrath.
Aberdeen also added James McGarry, Pape Gueye, and more recently, Killian Phillips.
Miles has left to take up a similar role at Leeds United.
Speaking to Aberdeen’s club website, Badlan said: “The opportunity to come and work for Aberdeen was something I had to jump at.
“When I spoke with Alan Burrows and Steven Gunn, I made my mind up very quickly that this was something I wanted to be part of.
“My remit is to know every player and strive to bring the best to the club to ensure we continue to meet our footballing ambitions.”