Stoke City bring in experienced scout as head of first-team recruitment

20 September 2019

Photo: Stoke City As a player, Chapple made more than 340 league appearances for Cambridge United, Charlton Athletic and Peterborough United.

Stoke City have announced that Phil Chapple will take over the role as head of first-team recruitment at the club.

The newcomer brings vast experience, having worked as a scout at several clubs.

Chapple has previously worked alongside Stoke City's manager, Nathan Jones, at Charlton.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen

Stoke City have appointed Phil Chapple as their head of first-team recruitment, the club announces on their website.

In his new position, Chapple will oversee the club's scouting system and work closely with the board of directors as well as with the club's manager, Nathan Jones, and the first-team coaching staff in order to identify players for the Potters' first team.

He has an outstanding reputation in the game and we are looking forward to working closely with him to develop our scouting function.

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