The Premier League has confirmed the appointment of Dan Hunt as its new head of elite performance.
Hunt has switched to football from cycling, having previously been the sports director at Team Sky.
He will support the Premier League and its clubs in the implementation of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) - the youth development system that was launched at the beginning of last season with the aim of developing more and better home-grown players.
"It is clear that the delivery of the Elite Player Performance Plan is a huge priority for the Premier League and for clubs," Hunt said on the Premier League's official website.
"I am looking forward to helping at this very exciting time, using the knowledge and skills I have gained from working with some of the top athletes and coaches in cycling, and from being involved in global competitions like the Tour de France and two Olympic Games."