Premier League Scouts are set to start using Football Manager to help recruit new players for their clubs.
Sports Interactive's 'Prozone Recruiter', a database which gathers detailed information on 80,000 players worldwide, is set to become an online platform to help scouts whittle down potential targets for clubs.
Two decades worth of biographical, contractual and positional information will be found in Prozone, as well as archived video footage.
"Prozone Recruiter has been built to supplement the intuition of scouts and coaches by delivering detailed performance information on over 80,000 players worldwide," Prozone's CEO Thomas Schmider told The Guardian. "The Sports Interactive database is a highly accurate and valuable resource that will further enhance the recruitment services that we provide. The integration of Sports Interactive data further establishes Recruiter as the most comprehensive recruitment and asset management platform available."
Football Manager boss Miles Jacobsen also commented: "For years we've heard stories of real-life managers and scouts using our data to help with the recruitment process. From now on, it's official...real managers around the world will be finding and comparing players using data and a search system that will be very familiar to players of Football Manager.
"The information gathered by our network of more than 1,300 scouts around the world, combined with Prozone's amazing performance data, makes this an invaluable tool for any football club that takes player recruitment seriously."
Football Manager 2015 launches this November, and Sports Interactive recently unveiled a new loyalty scheme for fans.
Source: The Guardian