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Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson says former Watford man Ross Wilson is 'the right man for the job'
6:20pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Sport
Watford’s highly-thought of football business director Ross Wilson has moved to Huddersfield Town where he will take up the role of head of football operations.
The Watford Observer exclusively revealed last month that Wilson was set to leave and his departure has now been completed.
The 30-year-old Scot spent the last 15 months at Vicarage Road but his role came into question after Gian Luca Nani was brought in with a similar remit by new boss Gianfranco Zola.
Wilson will be responsible for player recruitment and performance analysis at Huddersfield, with the aim of allowing manager Simon Grayson to focus more on the team.
Grayson told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner: "The club has seen the long-term vision of what we’re trying to achieve in terms of further forging links between the first team and the academy.
"The best part of the work I do happens on the grass. As a manager you have to accept there are a lot of phone calls to agents and Ross will take that burden from me.
"As a manager you need to trust the person in that position and we feel Ross is the right man for a demanding role."
Huddersfield chief executive Nigel Clibbens added: "Ross will ensure we have a totally joined-up approach across all elements of football operations.
"As well as Simon Grayson, he will work closely with (development coach) Steve Eyre, (academy chief) Mark Lillis and their technical staff.
"As you would expect we had a lot of interest in this role, but Ross has a fantastic reputation and his availability due to Watford’s recent restructuring made this a fantastic opportunity for us."
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