Christopher George Robin "Chris" Powell (born 8 September 1969) is an English professional football player and coach. A left back, Powell played for clubs including Southend United, Derby County, Charlton Athletic – where he had three spells as a player over eight seasons – West Ham United and Leicester City. He also made five appearances for the England national team.
After finishing his playing career at Leicester in 2010, Powell became first team coach. He then returned to Charlton Athletic as manager. In the 2011–12 season, Charlton were promoted to the Championship as League One champions in Powell's first full season as a manager. He has also managed Huddersfield Town from 2014 to 2015. He was assistant manager at Derby County from 2016 to 2017, including a spell as caretaker manager.
Powell served as chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association from November 2005 until he retired. In October 2009 Powell was named as one of 50 ambassadors for England's 2018 World Cup bid.Close