Andy Scott appointed Technical Director

Andy Scott

Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the appointment of Andy Scott as the club’s Technical Director.

Scott has extensive relevant experience, having held senior roles at Premier League and Championship clubs, and will oversee Charlton’s footballing departments.

The appointment follows Friday’s takeover of the club by Global Football Partners (GFP). Scott - who performed the role on an interim basis from December 2022 to February 2023 - will be part of the club’s newly formed Senior Management Team (SMT) and will have a place on the Charlton Board.

Speaking on behalf of GFP, Charlie Methven said: “Building a first-class Senior Management Team is our number one priority as an ownership group. The role of Technical Director in modern football is essential, as sustainable success is only achieved if the correct structures, processes and culture are put in place throughout the footballing departments.

“In Andy, we have a unique CV: a former Premier League footballer and successful EFL manager, who has then gone on to spend a decade mastering the backroom elements of the industry. During that time, from Brentford to Swansea to Forest, the clubs he has held senior roles in have invariably gone on to benefit significantly from his leadership and judgement. We look forward to him having a powerful impact on Charlton too.”

Andy Scott said: “I am delighted to be joining this fantastic club as Technical Director. I understand there is a lot of work to be done on and off the pitch, but I will endeavour to support Dean [Holden] and Karen [Hills] in every way I can to deliver Charlton teams we can all be proud of.

“We are fortunate to have an academy that is one of the best in the country and continues to provide an incredible amount of talented young players for the men’s first team. I will work closely with Steve [Avory] and his staff to ensure they have the resources to continue the impressive record they have been responsible for over the last decade and more.

“It is our job to earn the trust and respect of the fanbase who deserve to see the good times back at The Valley but I am genuinely excited about what we can all achieve if we focus, work hard and all pull in the same direction. I look forward to meeting you all very soon and being part of the Charlton Athletic family.”

Scott will join Managing Director Jim Rodwell, Group Finance Director Ed Warrick and a soon to be appointed Director of Performance on Charlton’s new SMT. The trio will be joined on the Charlton Board of Directors, chaired by Rodwell, by two Non-Executive Directors in former Charlton player Paul Elliott and GFP investor Gavin Carter.

Following a lengthy professional playing career, that began in the Premier League, Scott went into first team management in the EFL, which included promotion with Brentford, before joining the Bees' backroom staff in 2015. He was appointed as the club’s Head of Recruitment in 2016 before moving to Premier League side Watford in 2017 to become the club’s UK Head of Recruiting and then Sporting Director.

He joined Swansea City as Head of Recruitment in 2019 and worked closely with Steve Cooper, before joining up again with Cooper as Head of Scouting at Nottingham Forest, where he helped Forest earn promotion to the Premier League and stay up in the club’s first season.

(Photography by Paul Edwards)

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