New Technical Director Mike Rigg has outlined his role at Burnley Football Club.
In a special interview with Clarets Player, ahead of starting his new role next Monday, the 49-year-old vowed to fully support manager Sean Dyche in the constant search for players.
And Rigg, who will head up the process of talent identification and recruitment throughout the whole club, from Academy to first team, admits he cannot wait to get started.
He told Player: “Unfortunately, I didn’t get to experience any of the European nights you had earlier in the season.
“If that comes back – fantastic. But to manage expectations, the Premier League is where we deserve to be and that’s what we’re going to fight for and everything I can do to support Sean will be about maintaining Premier League status.
“This isn’t being negative or not ambitious, but we can’t afford to stand still and we can’t afford just to take the presumption that we did so well last year.
“There’s no God-given right for us to stay here. They key to this is to constantly re-invent, because everyone else is moving forward and everyone else is doing something. We don’t want to just stand still.”
Rigg has held a variety of high-profile roles within domestic and international football, including head of player acquisition at Manchester City.
He will also oversee a new, large investment programme in growing the talent identification and analysis teams at the club.
The new chain of command will see Rigg report directly into Chairman Mike Garlick, as remains the case with first team manager Dyche.
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