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Foxes' transfer guru set for France role

14th March 2019, 14:08 by Simon Barlow

Leicester City have confirmed Eduardo Macia will leave his role as the club's head of recruitment later this week.

Macia spent two-and-a-half years in the role and signed a total of 17 players including Youri Tielemans and James Maddison, but departs following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as Leicester's new manager.

Leicester said Macia had expressed a wish "to seek new challenges" and he looks nailed on to take up the job of sporting director at Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux.

French football agent Bruno Satin recently admitted that Macia's departure from King Power Stadium was imminent.

"The [Bordeaux] sports director will arrive in a fortnight. It is someone who is relatively known. You will find out, his name has already filtered, especially at Leicester at the same time as Claude Puel - Eduardo Macia? Exactly," he said.

"It's been a while since we talked about it, but he did not warn his employers that he was leaving before his name had actually come out."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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