Leicester City have promoted technical scout José Fontes to a senior position within the recruitment department.

Fontes joined the club in 2016 following the arrival of Eduardo Macia, having previously worked at as an analyst and coach at Portuguese club Boavista.

The accomplished scout, who can speak four languages, has a degree in Management Studies from Nottingham University and a postgraduate in High Performance Football Coaching.

Fontes will work alongside fellow senior scouts David Mills and Sean St Ledger, reporting back to Lee Congerton and Jon Rudkin on potential transfer targets.

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