• FORMER PRO FOOTBALLER
  • UEFA PRO LICENSED COACH
  • DEDICATED AMBASSADOR

PERSONAL PROFILE

PERSONAL PROFILE

I am a dedicated, loyal and positive individual, football manager and former professional footballer.


Since retiring as a player, I have continued my coaching and football education, both in terms of my professional qualifications, and through practical experience.


Away from the field of play, I place a high priority on integrating myself in to both the football and the wider community, working closely with supporter groups and club staff to help achieve our collective goals.


Beyond my own employment, I am an ambassador for various organisations and charities, and held the role of PFA Chairman for the final five years of my playing career. I am passionate about the game of football, from the grassroots to the elite level and my empathetic nature leads me to support both groups and issues I feel deserve my time and help.

PLAYING CAREER

PLAYING CAREER

I was fortunate enough to play for many English Football League clubs, across all divisions, whilst also reaching the pinnacle of any footballer’s career; to represent my country.
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MANAGERIAL CAREER

MANAGERIAL CAREER

I began my practical coaching education at Leicester City, working under the stewardship of Nigel Pearson, Paulo Sousa and Sven-Göran Eriksson. I've also obtained the UEFA ‘B’, ‘A’ and Pro Licence.

2011-2014 Charlton Athletic

• Football League One Champions
• Recorded highest ever league points total (101) in club’s history
• Football League One Manager of the Month Nov 2011, Jan and Feb 2012
• LMA League One Manager of the Year
• Nominated finalist for LMA Championship Manager of the Year

 

2014 England U17s

• Coach during 2014 European Championship Qualification

 

2014-2015 Huddersfield Town

• Awarded British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards’ Coach of the Year 2015
• Nominated for Championship October Manager of the Month award

 

2016-2017 Derby County (Assistant)

• Including an unbeaten period as Caretaker Manager

ambassadorial roles

ambassadorial roles

Beyond my own club employment, I am an ambassador for various organisations and charities, and held the role of PFA Chairman for the final five years of my playing career.

Other roles and achievements

• Professional Football Association (PFA) Chairman 2005-2010

• England 2018 Bid Ambassador

• Member of the League Managers Association (LMA)

• Honorary Doctor of Science (HonDSc) from the University of Greenwich

• Independent on Sunday newspaper top ten celebrities who inspire

• Former Patron Huddersfield Town Foundation

CONTACT

CONTACT

Emails will be sent to Chris' publicity agents, Oporto Sports Management.
Please be aware not all requests can be answered.