Aldridge returns to Millwall as Director of Football Operations
Written by Training Ground Guru — March 5, 2022
ALEX ALDRIDGE has returned to Millwall to take on the new role of Director of Football Operations and Recruitment.
The 28-year-old worked for the Lions for five-and-a-half years, latterly as Head of Recruitment, from May 2015 to August 2020. For the last 19 months he has been Head of Recruitment at Stoke City.
Millwall said Aldridge’s role would be “to work closely with first-team management, the Board of Directors and other senior staff to help drive the club’s football strategy and operations, and also contribute to shaping a broader long-term vision for Millwall.”
Aldridge said: “I am delighted to be re-joining Millwall and will work tirelessly in my role to support Gary (Rowett), Steve Kavanagh (Chief Executive) and the Board in achieving the club’s long-term objectives.
“It has been evident from our recent discussions that we have a shared ambition to drive the club forward in a number of areas and I am very much looking forward to the challenge.”
The appointment means exactly half of clubs in the Championship now have a Technical Director of equivalent. You can see the full list below.
CHAMPIONSHIP CLUBS WITH TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (OR EQUIVALENT)
- Bournemouth: Richard Hughes (Technical Director); Simon Francis (Assistant Technical Director)
- Barnsley: NONE
- Birmingham City: Craig Gardner (Technical Director)
- Blackburn Rovers: NONE
- Blackpool: John Stephenson (Head of Football Operations)
- Bristol City: NONE
- Cardiff City: NONE
- Coventry City: NONE
- Derby County: NONE
- Fulham: Tony Khan (Director of Football Operations)
- Huddersfield Town: Leigh Bromby (Head of Football Operations)
- Hull City: NONE
- Luton Town: NONE
- Middlesbrough: Kieran Scott (Head of Football)
- Millwall: Alex Aldridge (Director of Football Operations)
- Nottingham Forest: Kyriakos Dourekas (Director of Football)
- Peterborough United: Barry Fry (Director of Football)
- Preston North End: NONE
- QPR: Les Ferdinand (Director of Football)
- Reading: NONE
- Sheffield United: NONE
- Stoke City: Andy Cousins (Head of Football Operations)
- Swansea City: Mark Allen (Sporting Director)
- West Brom: NONE