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By Newsdesk

Thursday, September 04, 2014.


Chris Powell, one of Britain’s senior black coaches has been appointed as the manager for Huddersfield Town Football Club.

According to officials of the Championship Division club, Powell, who will turn 45 next Monday, was identified as the right candidate for the job after a thorough interview process and has put pen to paper on a rolling contract.

Powell had an illustrious career as a footballer with the London-based Charlton Athletic Football Club and managed the club until March this year when he was sacked. Powell guided Charlton Athletic to promotion with a record 101 points in 2012 before immediately leading the team to a top-10 finish with one of the lowest budgets in his debut Championship campaign, with a squad containing many of the players who won promotion from League 1, For that particular feat he was named ‘Manager of the Year’ for 2012.

Powell also had a good international career whilst playing for England as a defender.

Huddersfield Town is based in West Yorkshire, Northern England. The club chairman Dean Hoyle points out that Powell has an excellent pedigree of developing young players, with the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Diego Poyet, Callum Harriott and Jordan Cousins emerging in Charlton’s First Team under his guidance.

“That is an important factor in our vision for the Club,” he said. “As a player, a Coach and a Manager, Chris knows what it takes to succeed at Championship level. Alongside his experience with Charlton, he was also promoted out of this division three times during his playing career and has become accustomed to winning.”

 “We’ve met Chris to discuss the job in two long meetings and both times he has impressed us with his enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of Huddersfield Town and the Championship. He is personally highly motivated and we feel he will get the best from the players. His record demands respect and we think he is the ideal man to take this Club forward.”


Chris Powell Takes Over at Huddersfield Town

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