Norwich City poach Ipswich Town's head of academy Steve McGavin - report

PUBLISHED: 12:12 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:12 31 October 2017

Steve McGavin has left Ipswich Town as their head of academy recruitment and is set to take up a similar position at Norwich City, according to reports. Picture: Archant

Steve McGavin has left Ipswich Town as their head of academy recruitment and is set to take up a similar position at Norwich City, according to reports. Picture: Archant

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Norwich City have reportedly poached Ipswich Town head of academy recruitment Steve McGavin to take up a similar position at Carrow Road.

McGavin has been placed on gardening leave with the Blues after handing in his notice earlier this month according to Ipswich fans website TWTD.

Ipswich academy manager Lee O’Neill issued a statement to the website.

“I can confirm that Steve has left the club’s academy. Both Bryan Klug (academy director) and I would like to put on record our thanks to Steve for his services over the last five years.

“We will now look to restructure our recruitment strategies and resources to better align them with the future needs of the club and the requirements of EPPP. Announcements regarding new appointments will be made shortly.”

McGavin, 48, was installed as Ipswich head of academy recruitment in 2012 when Klug returned as academy director.

He would replace Gregg Broughton at Carrow Road after City’s head of recruitment reportedly left the club alongside Darren Huckerby, Phil Church and Stuart Wardle after the Canaries carried out a review of its academy structure.

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