Hartlepool United can today announce the appointment of Chris Trotter as the clubs full time Head of Recruitment.
Chris joins us from league one side Rotherham United where he has been Chief Scout since 2019 and integral in recruitment over recent seasons.
Prior to his Rotherham position, Chris was also the Head of Technical Recruitment and Senior Scout at Middlesbrough FC.
He will start the role immediately and ahead of Pools moving into the summer transfer window.
Chairman Raj Singh commented
“We implemented a short term recruitment position to take us through the prior January window following the promotion to EFL, but it was always the plan that we’d look to secure a full time head of recruitment as we move forward.”
“I’m delighted to now welcome Chris to the Club. He joins us with a wealth of experience and he has done the hard yards in his career development. He comes in at a crucial stage in advance of our first full summer transfer window in the EFL.”
“The investment into this position will sit alongside a number of other appointments that we are looking to make this summer as we gear the club for its next push.”
Chris Trotter added:
“I’m delighted to be joining Hartlepool United. It’s a really exciting time to be involved at the club. After conversations with the Chairman, the Board and the Manager, they highlighted their vision for the football club and it was very evident there is a thorough long term plan in place both on and off the pitch.”
“There’s a lot of hard work to be done between now and the end of this transfer window, whilst also planning longer term. As a club we intend to always be thinking two or three windows ahead.”
“I’d like to thank the Chairman for this opportunity and look forward to playing my part in driving the club forward.”
Graeme Lee shared his thoughts:
“I’m over the moon that Chris has come on board as our Head of Recruitment. We’ve had to be patient in the process to secure the right person. Chris has been at the centre of a very successful model of recruitment at Rotherham and has some excellent knowledge of players across all leagues. He will be vital as we move forward and we are excited for him to get started.”