Stevens promoted to Assistant Sporting Director by Crystal Palace

Ben Stevens: Worked for Newcastle for four years before joining Palace in January 2015

Ben Stevens: Worked for Newcastle for four years before joining Palace in January 2015

Ben Stevens has been promoted to Assistant Sporting Director by Crystal Palace.

Stevens has worked for the Eagles for almost a decade and been Head of Performance and Recruitment Analysis for the last six years.

In this new role he will work closely with Sporting Director Dougie Freedman, who has been with Palace for seven years and recently signed a new contract with the club.

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Freedman has developed a strong reputation for unearthing young talent and former Palace Assistant Dave Reddington recently told TGG: “Dougie has done a fantastic job in terms of recruitment and has a great eye for a player. He wanted us all work hard and made it clear that it’s all about mentality.”

Before joining Palace in January 2015, Stevens worked for Newcastle for four years, becoming their Head of Performance Analysis.

He was a speaker at TGG’s Scouting and Recruitment Webinar in 2022.


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  • Aston Villa: Monchi (President of Football Operations)
  • Bournemouth: Tiago Pinto (President of Football Operations); Simon Francis (Technical Director)
  • Brentford: Phil Giles (Director of Football)
  • Brighton: David Weir (Technical Director)
  • Chelsea: Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart (Co-Sporting Directors)
  • Crystal Palace: Dougie Freedman (Sporting Director); Ben Stevens (Assistant Sporting Director)
  • Everton: Kevin Thelwell (Director of Football)
  • Fulham: Tony Khan (Director of Football Operations)
  • Ipswich Town: Gary Probert (Director of Football Operations)
  • Leicester City: John Rudkin (Director of Football)
  • Liverpool: Richard Hughes (Sporting Director); David Woodfine (Assistant Sporting Director)
  • Manchester City: Txiki Begiristain (Director of Football)
  • Manchester United: Dan Ashworth (Sporting Director); Jason Wilcox (Technical Director)
  • Newcastle United: VACANT
  • Nottingham Forest: Ross Wilson (Chief Football Officer); Kiriakos Dourekas (Director of Football)
  • Southampton: VACANT
  • Tottenham: Scott Munn (Chief Football Officer); Johan Lange (Technical Director)
  • West Ham: Tim Steidten (Techical Director); Mark Noble (Sporting Director)
  • Wolves: Matt Hobbs (Sporting Director)

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