PSV Eindhoven talent scout Roy Beukenkamp has become the latest addition to the back-room team at Manchester United. Beukenkamp, a former goalkeeper with ADO Den Haag and Gronigen, leaves the Dutch giants after just a year to take up the new role at the Old Trafford club.
Speaking to Voetbal International, the 48-year-old said: "It was quite a difficult choice. I was very comfortable with PSV. When the club first showed interest I did not address it immediately. Eventually, you start thinking. This is an opportunity that might never come. Last week, the clubs reached an outcome. I start immediately."
United will be hoping Beukenkamp can help add to the exciting Dutch youngsters already at the club. Timothy Fosu-Mensah was recruited as a 16-year-old from Ajax two years ago, breaking into the first-team under Louis van Gaal last season.
This summer, the club also added Tahith Chong to their youth ranks after the 16-year-old left Feyenoord.
Beukenkamp becomes the latest scouting addition at United since Jose Mourinho's arrival at the club. According to Spanish daily AS, the club have already enlisted the services of Gerardo Guzman, a former chief scout at Atletico Madrid. Guzman had previously scoured Spain for the country's best talents under the age of 23.
According to Brazilian publication Lance, United have also taken on Brazilian scout Sandro Orlandelli. Orlandelli, who previously worked at Arsenal before returning to his homeland in 2012, had been working with the Brazilian national team but was employed by United in August.
That series of scouting appointments was sparked by the arrival of Tommy Moller Nielsen. The Dane, who formerly had a coaching role with Rangers, reportedly signed with United in July and will oversee scouting in Scandinavia.