I am delighted to announce a working partnership with Oporto Sports Management.

The agreement will see Oporto Sports become Powell’s official publicists, working closely to cultivate suitable media opportunities, whilst offering PR advice and support, and brand development.

Speaking about the announcement, Oporto Sports Managing Director, Dean Eldredge, said: “I have known and remained in contact with Chris for the past five years, but have admired him as a player, as a coach and most importantly, as a person, for much longer.

“This partnership means a great deal to me personally, and to our company, as Chris represents everything we stand for and believe in; integrity, hard work and honesty.

“His reputation within the football fraternity is unrivalled and he commands great respect across boardrooms, newsrooms and terraces alike.

“We are proud to be working on a formal basis with Chris and there is real optimism to this partnership.”

Powell, who joined Huddersfield as boss in September, added: “I worked with Dean during our time together at Leicester City, in my roles as a player, a coach and also briefly as caretaker manager.

“I trust him and his colleagues and I have watched Oporto grow, and work effectively and professionally with sports individuals and companies.

“Now is the right time to begin this partnership. I look forward to working with Oporto and sense great potential in the opportunities we have planned together over the coming months.”