Brady held the position after joining the team in December 2016, helping to attract talent such as the young American girl Indiana Vassilev.
Licensed coach Uefa A was the man behind the recruitment of talented goalkeeper Viljani Sinisalo of Finland, Tyreik Wright of Lakewood in Ireland, giant French striker Dimitri Sea of AC Boulogne-Billancourt and the highly sought-after Jaden Philogene-Bidace of London’s Pro: Direct Academy.
Brady also claims the recruitment of central defender Paul Appiah and goalkeepers Jamie Searle of New Zealand and Hungary, Akos Onodi.
Villa is slated to replace Brady with former West Bromwich Albion recruiting director Steve Hopcroft.
It was Hopcroft who announced today his departure from the Hawthorns after 14 incredibly successful years.
Hopcroft was the key instigator to help bring personalities such as Louie Barry, Izzy Brown, Rekeem Harper, Kyle Edwards, Nathan Ferguson and Saido Berahino to Albion.
Confirming his departure, the best talented Hopcroft spotter said: “After 14 years @WBA, I finally say goodbye.
“I loved every minute of it. I’ve met and worked with great people.
“I want to thank the young players and parents for choosing @WBA, but especially our dedicated academic scout team.
“They are the secret of our success. It was my pleasure, guys. “
Hopcroft is expected to join and work with Academy Director Mark Harrison at Bodymoor Heath in due course.