• 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. I am also delighted and humbled to receive the honour of an MBE for services to football.
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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.

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
• Football League One Manager of the Month Nov 2011, Jan and Feb 2012
• LMA League One Manager of the Year and 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

2016-2017 | Derby County (Assistant)

• Including an unbeaten period as Caretaker Manager

2018-2019 | Southend United

• Nominated for League One February 2018 Manager of the Month award
• Nominated for League One October 2018 Manager of the Month award

2019-2023 | England Men’s Senior Team Coach

• Working alongside Gareth Southgate and his staff, helping England to reach the 2020 UEFA European Championships final, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals

2020-2023 | Tottenham Hotspur (Head of Coaching U17-U23)
2023 to present | Sheffield Wednesday (Assistant Coach)

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.

Kick It Out

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Show Racism The Red Card

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Prostate Cancer UK

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FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

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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

• Received the honour of an MBE for services to football

Chris Powell awarded an MBE

Chris has been awarded an MBE for services to football. Below is...

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Chris Powell guests on Sacked in the Morning

Sheffield Wednesday assistant coach Chris Powell was a guest on BBC Sport’s...

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Powell guests on ‘No Tippy Tappy Football’ podcast

Chris Powell was the latest guest for the popular podcast, ‘No Tippy...

May 31, 20240 comment

CONTACT

CONTACT

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