Chris Powell

Where is Chris Powell now?

After making over 750 appearances in his career Chris Powell finally hung up his boots in 2010 whilst playing for Leicester City where he was player coach.

In 2011 Powell accepted the job as manager of former team Charlton Athletic leading them to promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.

Unfortunately after a string of poor results at the start of 2014, Chris Powell was sacked by the club’s new owner in the March of that year.

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In September 2014 Powell was back in football when he was appointed manager of Huddersfield Town. He had completed his UEFA Pro License the month before his appointment.

After a terrible start to the 2015-16 campaign where the team won only 3 out of 15 games, Chris Powell was relieved of his managerial duties by the Huddersfield board in November 2015.

Chris Powell was also PFA chairman for four years and is often regarded as one of the nicest men in football.

Powell was back in football in May 2016 when he was appointed as assistant manager to Nigel Pearson at his former club Derby County.

When Pearson was sacked in October 2016, Steve McClaren took over the managerial hot seat and kept Powell on as his assistant manager.

Unfortunately after a spell of bad form on the pitch both McClaren and Powell were sacked from the club in March 2017.

Powell is one of a number of ex-professionals who sit on the FA’s retrospective diving panel which review suspected cases of what is being called ‘successful deception of a match official’.

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Chris Powell: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCharlton Athletic, Derby County, Watford

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