Former Birmingham City, Crystal Palace and Norwich City man lands new role at Premier League club

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One former Birmingham City striker now holds a key role at one of the Premier League's most historic clubs.

Former Birmingham City striker James Vaughan has apparently landed himself a new role at Premier League club Everton.

He has reportedly been named as the new Head of Youth recruitment for the Toffees according to The Secret Scout. The 35-year-old had been working as the loans pathway manager but has seemingly earned a promotion.

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Birmingham-born Vaughan made 17 appearances for his hometown club in 2016, but failed to score in any of the games that he played in. After talk of a move to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers, he departed by mutual consent in August 2016 and joined Bury, scoring 24 goals for the Shakers.

When he left St Andrew's, he said: "I just want to play, I am at a time in my career now where I need to start kicking on, playing games, scoring goals. Hopefully if I can do that we can all start moving forward.”

Vaughan would then play for the likes of Sunderland, Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth, before winding down his career in League Two with Bradford City and Tranmere Rovers, retiring in May 2021 at just 32-years-old.

The striker which boasts more than 400 games of senior football studied for a master's in sporting directorship at university and was the sporting director at Tranmere. He lasted a few months in the role before taking up his original role at Goodsion Park in September 2022.

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Vaughan is the youngest ever goal scorer in the Premier League, netting against one of his former teams Crystal Palace as a 16-yearold for Everton in April 2005. The other teams that he played for were Derby County, Leicester City, Norwich City and Huddersfield Town.

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