Another departure from Aston Villa has been confirmed among Tottenham’s return links

The latest Aston Villa news as the scout has been at Villa Park for just over three years and has reportedly helped bring a number of great players to the Premier League.

Former Aston Villa recruitment boss Rob Mackenzie has left the club, it has been confirmed.

The scout has been at Villa for just over three years after initially joining the club in 2020 as head of recruitment.

Most recently, he worked with global technical director Alberto Benito during a restructuring of the club’s staff.

Mackenzie has been recognized for his work at a number of clubs in recent years. He was one of the people responsible for the signings of Riyad Mahrez and Estaban Cambiasso during his time as a scout at Leicester City between 2011 and 2015.

He left Leicester to take up a similar role at Tottenham in February 2015, before becoming head of scouting at Derby County. He followed with a spell with Belgian side OH Leuven before joining Villa in 2020.

During his time at Tottenham, he is credited with helping bring South Korean striker Heung-Min Son to the club. The striker has improved perfectly after Harry Kane left for Bayern Munich.

Mackenzie’s departure comes after it was confirmed that global development director Johan Lange had moved to Tottenham.

It has been reported in some media that the signing could be set to return to the north London club.

Matthew Kidson has joined Villa as the club’s global development director. He was previously sporting director for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which was held in Birmingham.

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