Norwich City appoint Rangers' Chester as chief scout
Norwich City have appointed Ewan Chester from Rangers as the club's new chief scout. Chester's association with the Scottish Premier League champions goes back more than 20 years, having arrived at Ibrox in a dual coach/scout role back in 1987 after a brief spell with Oldham Athletic.
Norwich City have appointed Ewan Chester from Rangers as the club's new chief scout.
Chester's association with the Scottish Premier League champions goes back more than 20 years, having arrived at Ibrox in a dual coach/scout role back in 1987 after a brief spell with Oldham Athletic.
In 2004 he left Glasgow to join fellow SPL side Livingston, but was only there for six months before joining Fulham to help reconstruct their scouting department.
However, in May 2007, Chester returned to Glasgow with Walter Smith where he has been responsible for their extensive network of scouts around Europe.
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Norwich City boss Paul Lambert told the club's official website: "Ewan is a top, top scout and he will be a first-class addition to our team here at Norwich City. He's got excellent experience and connections throughout Britain and Europe, which will be a really major plus for us as we continue to identify the players we want to be part of things here."
Chief Executive David McNally commented: "This is a really important appointment for Norwich City Football Club.
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"The role of the chief scout at any top-class football club is becoming ever more vital and in Ewan we have been able to recruit one of the very best in European football.
"We are delighted that he has agreed to join the club at this important time and his appointment further underlines the club's ambitious plans for the near future."