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Powell Joins Foxes Coaching Staff

Chris Powell

Current PFA Chairman and LFE Progression Ambassador Chris Powell has been appointed as Leicester City’s new First Team Development Coach.

The 39 year old former England international played a part in the Foxes promotion winning season last term and will again be registered as a player at the Walkers Stadium.

Speaking to the Club’s official website a delighted Powell said:

“After last year, I was thinking of not playing on. I spoke to the boss in the summer and I am going to be a development coach around the first team rather than the youth team or reserves, and also to be registered as a player so I have got the best of both worlds.”

“Obviously I will not be looking to play too often and I am also taking one or two sessions which has been exciting and a great learning curve for me.”

“That’s what I will be doing throughout the year. Some days I will have a white (coaching staff) t-shirt, today I have got the blue (playing staff) one on so it’s been great.”

A big part of Powell’s presence was his role as mentor to the younger players and that valuable aspect of the job will be repeated.

He said:

“I am there also to talk to the players. We do have a young squad and the majority are new to the Championship. I will be travelling with the team, speaking to them quietly which was what I was doing last year, maybe pulling aside some of the younger boys and telling them what to expect and I think it worked.”

bq.“I am going to be a development coach around the first team and also registered as a player so I have got the best of both worlds. I want to become a manager in the future and I don’t see a better place for me to learn.”

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