Joao Ferreira, the scout who recommended Bruno Fernandes for Manchester United has left the club.
The move was confirmed by the Portuguese side Santa Clara who revealed in an official statement that the scout had now joined them on a full-time basis. Ferreira previously was a chief scout at Orlando City, and also worked as a coach for the likes of Gabon, Casa Pia, Belenenses, and Sporting.
The 36-year-old has been at United for the past five years and joins Santa Clara as their new sports director where he will be responsible for the team’s professional football and becomes the third United scout to leave the club for work abroad.
Apart from Fernandes, he was responsible for the club’s recent acquisition of Victor Lindelof from SL Benfica and served as a first-team scout for the Red Devils. His role at Santa Clara will be the first administrative job in his career.
🚨 | João Ferreira has left Manchester United to become sporting director at CD Santa Clara.— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) June 1, 2021
The 36-year-old was working as a first-team scout in England. This move sees his role change, with Ferreira becoming a sporting director for the first time.@CD_SantaClara | pic.twitter.com/EmyJwr7TcU