Hearts have confirmed the appointment of William Lancefield as their new head of recruitment after the 28-year-old’s spell at Southampton.

Lancefield worked with Hearts sporting director Joe Savage at Norwich City and he was most recently with English Premier League club Southampton as head scout. He takes up his new role in the cinch Premiership immediately after over  over four years at St Mary’s.

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Lancefield has left St Mary’s for Tynecastle. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

A Hearts statement reads: “Formerly of Southampton in England’s Premier League, William takes his up new role with the Jambos from today. 28-years-old, William has already built up a wealth of experience with some of the biggest clubs down south. He would spend 16 months at Carrow Road before making the switch to Southampton.

“During his near five-year stay at St Mary’s he worked as a recruitment analyst before becoming the club’s regional lead scout for the south of the UK. William now heads Hearts’ recruitment operation, with Sporting Director Joe delighted to have made such an appointment.”

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