St Johnstone’s former head of recruitment, Stevie Grieve, has been appointed to a similar role with English League One club, Forest Green Rovers.
Grieve, who worked behind the scenes with Dundee United before arriving at McDiarmid Park in the summer of 2021, lasted less than a year in his Perth post.
That took in two transfer windows, both of which saw a large number of signings.
Eetu Vertainen, Theo Bair, Jacob Butterfield, Dan Cleary and John Mahon were brought in from outwith the UK across that period.
And it was noticeable that Saints adopted a different approach in the first window after Grieve’s departure.
The vast majority of Callum Davidson’s summer recruits had previous SPFL experience, while the other two, Alex Mitchell and Dan Phillips, amassed significant game-time under their belts in the English lower leagues.
Saints, now under the day to day charge of head of operations, Ian Flaherty, have opted not to replace Grieve like for like.
Forest Green Rovers are delighted to announce the appointment of Stevie Grieve as the Club’s new Head of Performance & Recruitment.
Welcome aboard, Stevie👋🏼#WeAreFGR💚
— Forest Green Rovers (@FGRFC_Official) November 1, 2022
At Forest Green, the 35-year-old will be tasked with aiding transfer strategies and undertaking performance analysis.
Rovers chairman Dale Vince said: “We’ve taken our time in finding the right person so that we could turn the adversity of losing a team member, via the improper approach of Portsmouth, into an advantage.
“Stevie will give us that. He’ll bring a significant improvement to our recruitment, use of data and performance focus.”