Hull City: Stan Ternant's 'experience' key to Steve Bruce
HULL City manager Steve Bruce says he is delighted to have the experienced Stan Ternent leading his scouting team.
Bruce has appointed Ternent, who managed the Tigers himself more than two decades ago, to lead his team of talent spotters at the KC.
The pair have a long friendship formed in football, and Ternent has helped Bruce with scouting at Wigan and Sunderland in recent years.
Bruce identified a need for an experienced head in his scouting team when taking on the job in the summer, and with 66-year-old Ternent now in place, he feels he has the perfect man for the job.
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"Stan has been in this game a long, long time, and the one thing you can't have too much of in football is experience," Bruce told the Mail.
"Stan has been there and done it as a manager, and whilst at his age he doesn't want to be managing any more, he is still passionate about the game. We go back a long way and he had been doing some scouting for me at Sunderland.
"I was looking to bring some experience to the scouting network in place here, and Stan knows football, and he knows Hull City having managed here before."
Bruce's offer was quickly snapped up by Ternent, who said he was "too active" to cope with full retirement from the game.
His role as chief scout will see Ternent spend a couple of days at City during the week, but for the majority of the time, Bruce will expect him to be talent spotting players the old-fashioned way, travelling to games and filing reports on matches and players.
"In football, you like to have people around you with experience, and whose judgement you trust, and I have that with Stan," Bruce said.
"The scouting network is a big part of football clubs and recruitment now and a chief scout has a big role to play in identifying the right players who can improve the club.
"He will be at the club a couple of days a week, but the majority of the time will be spent on the road watching football, looking for players with potential."