Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Charlton confirm Steve Gallen as new scouting chief

Charlton confirm Steve Gallen as new scouting chief

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Queens Park Rangers youth team manager Steve Gallen (left)

Charlton Athletic have appointed Steve Gallen as their new head of recruitment.

The 43-year-old, who has known Karl Robinson for 15 years, spent nearly two decades in various coaching roles at Queens Park Rangers, including a game as caretaker manager in 2009.

Since leaving Loftus Road in 2016, Gallen has scouted for QPR and Wolverhampton Wanderers, and also had a spell as manager of Hong Kong Pegasus.

Gallen said: “I am very, very pleased to have joined Charlton. This is a big club with great history.

“Karl and I have known each other for 15 years, we came up the same way in coaching. Through schoolboys, reserves and as assistants. He’s gone on to do incredibly well and we’ve kept in touch throughout.

“There is a trust there. I trust him, he trusts me. I know what he looks for in a player. I know what a ‘Karl Robinson player’ looks like.

“I’ve just started at the club and I’m really looking forward to it. I want to identify the best players within our budget and then help do what we can to get them in.”

 

Robinson said: “I am very pleased to be working with Steve. He is someone who has coached in the Championship at QPR. He’s done a lot of work and he knows what I expect.

“He’s a pro-license coach. He has a great eye for a player. When you have a coach in that position, they understand the rotations that I am looking for.”

 

Sports Editor | South London Press sports editor since 2007 who has covered huge sporting events for the paper – Crystal Palace’s Championship play-off final, two trips to Wembley in the FA Cup and David Haye’s world heavyweight unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Previously sub-edited on the Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Sport First. Former ClubCall deputy editor.

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  1. What about any new Owners and what is the point of appointing a head of recruitment if the present Ownere still here and Gobbo not likely to get his targets. All full of bull shite at CAFC as usual!!!

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Charlton confirm Steve Gallen as new scouting chief