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Tottenham hires former Huddersfield manager to scouting team

Chris Powell will work to identify the next generation of Tottenham talent.

Chesterfield v Derby County - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have added a new person to their scouting team. According to the Daily Mail, former Charlton and Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell is now working for Spurs “on an ad-hoc basis watching games up and down the country.” Powell joins chief scout Steve Hitchen at Tottenham.

Powell is probably best known as being the manager at Huddersfield BEFORE David Wagner. He led the Terriers for the majority of the 2014-15 season, and they finished 16th in the Championship that year. He was sacked in November of 2015 and worked as an assistant at Derby County for a while. He’s a former player who had stints at, among others, Leicester City, Watford, Charlton, and West Ham.

I don’t know too much about him, but the scuttlebutt is that he’s a really smart, hard working guy who knows football. We’ve been super critical of Tottenham’s recruitment network since Paul Mitchell and his “black box” left the club, so adding another scout to help identify talent can only be seen as a good thing.