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Brighton’s head of recruitment Sam Jewell joins Chelsea FC

Brighton’s head of recruitment Sam Jewell has been placed on garden leave after accepting a new position at Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Sam Jewell assumed the head of recruitment role with the Seagulls in 2022 following the departure of his predecessor Paul Winstanley to Chelsea.

The 34-year-old, son of former top-flight manager Paul Jewell, joined Albion in May 2016 as recruitment manager for the men’s under-21 side and became emerging talent manager in March 2019.

Brighton’s assistant technical director Mike Cave, with support from scouting and intelligence manager George Holmes, will take over Jewell’s responsibilities at the Amex Stadium with immediate effect.

Sam Jewell is joining a growing list of Brighton staff who have moved to west London in recent years, including Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, who serve as Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, and former Seagulls boss Graham Potter.

The Blues have also acquired defender Marc Cucurella, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, and midfielder Moises Caicedo from Albion during that time.

“Sam Jewell has accepted a new position at Chelsea FC,” read a short Brighton statement.

“Sam has now commenced a period of gardening leave. We thank him for his long service to our club.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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