CHRIS POWELL
CHRIS
POWELL

Chris Powell was most recently manager of Huddersfield Town having been appointed on September 3, 2014.

Powell entered football management with Charlton Athletic after working as first-team coach at Leicester City under former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

He enjoyed great success in his first full season in charge by guiding Charlton back to the npower Championship by winning the npower League One title, amassing an impressive 101 points in the process. In recognition of his success, Powell received the npower League One Manager of the Year Award.

Later, in 2012/13, Charlton enjoyed a fantastic return to the Championship as Powell guided his team to a 9th place finish.

During his playing career, Powell had no fewer than three spells at The Valley and was also chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association for five years until his retirement as a player last year.

The former left-back was part of the Charlton team which won the First Division championship in 2000 and went on to establish the club in the top flight over the next seven seasons.

In 2001, Powell also became the first Charlton player to be selected for England for 36 years, ultimately earning five international caps.

Powell also represented Southend United, Derby County, West Ham United, Watford and Leicester City amongst others during his playing days.

He is a graduate of the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.

Honours (6)
  • personal-awards
    • Charlton Athletic:
      • Manager of the Year, League One, (2012-05-30)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2012-02-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2012-01-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2011-11-01)
      • Honorary Degree - University of Greenwich, (2011-01-01)
  • promotions
    • Charlton Athletic:
      • Promotion to npower Championship, (2012-05-05)
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