Laurence Stewart: Chelsea appoints first global technical director


Laurence Stewart: Chelsea appoints first global technical director


Chelsea appoints Laurence Stewart as their first global technical director

Chelsea have announced that current Monaco technical director Laurence Stewart will be joining the club in a new position as “technical director to focus on football globally.”

Stewart has previously worked at Manchester City, Everton and Leipzig in different roles.

Chelsea said that Stewart will join the club when he completes his commitments to Monaco.

Stewart joined Monaco in June 2020, first as their head of recruitment, before his elevation a year later as their technical director.

“I’m delighted to be joining Chelsea and excited about the vision and direction of the club under the new ownership group,” said Stewart.

He added: I am excited to join them to help them build a world-class global sporting organisation to consistently win on the pitch at the highest levels and provide player pathways to help develop our talent.”

In a joint statement, Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali said: “Laurence is an important appointment as we plan to build a deep sporting team that will collaborate closely.

“Laurence is a world-class football leader who understands talent management, data and scouting, player development and performance.”

Laurence Stewart worked as the head of performance analysis at Manchester City before moving to Everton as their senior recruitment coordinator. He left Goodison Park for RB Leipzig and served as their head of scouting before his promotion as head of global scouting for the Red Bull group.

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