Reading have revealed that former Republic of Ireland international Brian Carey has been appointed Director of Recruitment.

Arriving after a six-year spell as Director of Recruitment at Tottenham Hotspur after working his way up from Senior Scout for the North-West.

A vastly experienced defender for the likes of Cork City, Leciester City and Wrexham, Carey has also had  two seperate spells as caretaker manager of the North Wales outfit.

Joining ahead of a summer of change in Berkshire, Carey will work closely with Head of Football Operations Mark Bowen, Academy Manager Michael Gilkes and first team manager Paul Ince.

Recently walking back through the door, former manager Bowen said: "“Brian is a man who has experienced it all in football – he has been a player, captain, a coach, an assistant manager, a manager and has recently excelled during six years spent as Head of Recruitment at Spurs.

"He proved the ideal candidate to help the owner, myself and the manager bring in players with ability but who also possess the right character and temperament for our club and have that hunger to succeed and the potential to improve. It is a real coup that we have managed to beat off competition to secure the services of a man with his wealth of experience and I’m delighted he has agreed to join us at Reading.”