Clarets Confirm Mike Rigg as Technical Director
Burnley Football Club have this afternoon confirmed the appointment of Mike Rigg as the club’s new Technical Director. Rigg has held a variety of high-profile roles within domestic and international football and he will head up the talent identification and recruitment throughout the whole club from Academy to first team.
Rigg, has previously worked as head of player acquisition at Manchester City 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 Sean Dyche.
Speaking about the appointment chairman Mike Garlick said, “We are delighted to have Mike Rigg on board. All of the candidates who were interviewed by myself and Sean were of a very high calibre. However he stood out as someone who we feel can help move the club forward in terms of identifying and hiring the best possible footballing talent both on a national and international basis.
It’s an area of the club that we need to invest in and improve further and we feel sure that Mike’s wealth of experience will be a valuable asset to us.”