Rios leaves Opta Pro to join Watford

Rios has held senior recruitment and scouting roles at several clubs

Rios has held senior recruitment and scouting roles at several clubs

MIGUEL RIOS, Opta Pro’s Head of Football, has joined Watford to play a prominent role in their scouting and analysis operations.

Rios joined Opta Pro in February 2019, having previously held a number of senior scouting and recruitment roles in club football.

He was European scout for Wolves from September 2017 to February 2019, senior scout at Fulham from September 2015 to August 2017 and worked in both Academy and first-team recruitment at Brentford from 2010 to 2015.

Rios has also worked as a coach at youth level for both Arsenal and Barcelona. Watford, who were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of 2019/20, are set to make further senior appointments in the coming weeks.

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