Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has strengthened his backroom staff by adding Atletico Madrid chief scout Gerardo Guzman to the team of scouts at the club, according to reports.
Guzman had been the chief scout at the Vicente Calderon since 2009 and was given the main task of discovering young footballing talent for Atletico.
Over the years, Gerardo Guzman has spotted the likes of David De Gea, Yannick Carrasco and Diego Costa, and in joining Manchester United he could bring yet more promising youth talent through the Old Trafford entrance door.
He will be given the main responsibility at the Theatre of Dreams of scouting young talented footballers who are based within the European region.
Mourinho had also added scout Sandro Orlandeli to his ranks and it is widely anticipated that the Brazilian will be given the task of scouting for youth talent in the Latin America area.
Since being appointed the new Manchester United manager the Portuguese coach has reportedly made scouting one of his top priorities at the club and in signing up Guzman he has one of the very best around.
Mourinho has enjoyed a fantastic start to life at United and in adding Guzman to his scouting ranks, it clearly shows that he is thinking about the club in the long run. At the present he has already assembled a side that could potentially go on to win the Premier League title as early as this season by bringing in the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, but Guzman’s appointment evidently shows that he is making spotting youth talent one of his top priorities.
Having Guzman on board can only be a positive for the club. His knack of spotting talented youngsters at an early stage will benefit Manchester United in the future.
With the big spending power currently in today’s game, discovering youth talent will also undoubtedly boost Manchester United from a financial aspect. With Guzman as part of the team, his ability to spot the next big thing could potentially save the club millions in the pocket. United wouldn’t have to wait until the player establishes himself at another club to then make a move for the player; they would already have him within their ranks which makes Guzman’s appointment ever more so appealing.