Altrincham’s James Poole has been offered will be emigrating to Australia within two weeks.

Poole is employed by Manchester City and his current role involves scouting for three clubs that Manchester City’s holding company own or part-own – New York City FC, Melbourne City FC & Yokohama FC.

The 29-year-old will be moving to Melbourne to head up scouting & recruitment for Melbourne City. Altrincham manager Phil Parkinson said: “I am sure that everyone involved with Altrincham Football Club will be very sad to see James depart but this is a great opportunity for him personally and one that it would have been very difficult to turn down.

“The belief that James showed in me to sign for Alty two years ago meant everything to me and I will always hold him in the highest regard for helping us lay the foundations of where we are today.”


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