Brighton & Hove Albion have appointed Dan Ashworth as the club’s new technical director. Ashworth is currently The Football Association’s Technical Director, and is set to begin his role with Albion in the spring.
Chairman Tony Bloom said, “There is no doubting Dan’s standing within the game, and we are absolutely delighted that he will be joining us as our technical director.
“Dan’s CV speaks for itself, and while his work alongside Gareth Southgate, with England’s senior men’s team, was well documented last summer during the World Cup, it’s also worth highlighting his excellent work and successes across all the England men’s, women’s and junior teams.”
Ashworth, 47, will be responsible for the club’s ongoing football development. He will also oversee the academy and medical departments, as well as player recruitment at all levels.
Paul Barber, Albion’s chief executive, added, “We’ve been delighted with the progress we’ve made across the club with all our teams over recent seasons, and our aim is that Dan’s arrival will help us to build on the great work that’s already been done here.
“Our first-team set up, led by Chris Hughton, will continue to operate as it currently does, reporting to me day to day, and to the chairman. Similarly, we’ve been delighted with the work Paul Winstanley and his team have done over the past three and a half years in terms of player recruitment.