Middlesbrough director of football Kieran Scott is wanted by Premier League outfit Burnley, according to Football Insider.
The Clarets are said to be looking at restructuring their whole footballing department following the departure of Sean Dyche as manager after nearly 10 years in charge, with a new technical director wanted.
Burnley have been without an individual in that department since Mike Rigg left the club back in August, but they have eyed up Scott to potentially fill the role.
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Scott, who has worked at Turf Moor in the past, has been at Boro since August after previously being Norwich City’s head of recruitment, and he has worked closely with Chris Wilder at the Riverside Stadium since he replaced Neil Warnock earlier in the season.
The Scott links come after Wilder was installed as the favourite to replace Dyche at the Clarets, and since then he’s refused to shut down the speculation that he may be heading to the relegation-threatened Premier League club.
Scott has been at Middlesbrough for less than a year but he’s clearly doing an eye-catching job if a Premier League club want to take him away from Teesside.
The fact that he’s worked for Burnley in the past though may mean that this is an easy link to make and considering he’s only been at Boro for a relatively short amount of time, it would be a surprise to see him depart.
But with the speculation surrounding Chris Wilder’s future and his own links to Burnley, it would be interesting if the Clarets were trying to do a package deal to bring both men to Turf Moor.
It would probably be difficult to do though – especially if Burnley are relegated to the Championship – so it would be a surprise if anything happened immediately.