Chris Powell, born in 1969, is an English former football player, and he is a football manager. His professional career began in 1987.
Christopher George Robin "Chris" Powell (born 8 September 1969) is an English football manager and retired player, who had a long career as a left back, crowned by five caps for the English national team. He is currently manager of Charlton Athletic, where he had three successful spells as a player over eight seasons. He served as chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association from November 2005 until he retired. He finished his playing career at Leicester City where he then became a first team coach. In October 2009 he was named as one of 50 ambassadors for England's 2018 World Cup bid. In April 2012, Charlton Athletic were promoted to The Championship as League One Champions in Powell's first full season as a manager. After leaving Raynes Park High School, Powell spent the 1985/86 season playing for the Epsom & Ewell youth team alongside a young Matt Elliott.
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