Former Ipswich Town Man Joins Promotion Rivals

Former Ipswich Town chief analyst Jordan Miles has been appointed as the new Head of Recruitment of promotion rivals Leeds United, it has been officially confirmed.

Miles has had an esteemed career in the game, starting out with Derby County as a match analyst for ten months before eventually moving to Portman Road to become the club’s chief analyst at the age of just 21, a position he held for almost five years.

During his time with Ipswich Town, Miles primarily worked under Paul Jewell and later Mick McCarthy, clipping up 184 of the latter’s matches before he eventually made the jump to Premier League club West Ham United.

The 33-year-old worked with the Hammers up until last summer when he left to become Aberdeen’s Head of Recruitment. Nevertheless, his stint with the Scottish outfit has been short-lived as Leeds United have confirmed that Miles will take up the same position with the Peacocks.

It was also reported by The Daily Record back in December that Aberdeen expect to be offered financial compensation since Miles is still under contract with the Dons.

During the January transfer window, the Yorkshire outfit made merely one signing, despite the countless reports linking the club with a plethora of names throughout the month. Wales international Connor Roberts joined on loan for the remainder of the campaign. with no obligation to buy.

Miles is one of many new faces brought to Leeds United since Andrea Radrizzani sold the club, with Gretar Steinsson joining as the new technical director while Nick Hammond was appointed as a football advisor.

Writer’s View

Being a chief analyst at Ipswich Town by the age of 21 is an astounding achievement by Miles and showed the potential he had behind the scenes despite being so young. However, with an abundance of experience in different roles and at a variety of clubs under his belt, he could now flourish with one of the biggest clubs in the EFL.

Leeds United are pushing for promotion back to the Premier League and, should this come to fruition, recruiting the right players is of utmost importance for the side to stay in the division as this was the club’s downfall last time around.

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