Stockport County have confirmed the appointment of Simon Wilson as Director of Football.

A Football and Science graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, Wilson started his career as a consultant with ProZone, the company that helps clubs analyse player performance.

He joined Southampton FC as a Performance Analyst in 2002, becoming only the second full-time analyst employed by a UK team.

Wilson went on to become Head of Performance Analysis at St Mary’s.

He left Southampton in the summer of 2006 to take on the role of Head of Performance Analysis at Manchester City. After three-and-a-half years in that role, he was appointed Strategy and Performance Manager, which saw him take responsibility for the development of all first team and academy departments alongside the club’s Director of Football.

He went on to become Director of Football Services for the City Football Group, which owns Manchester City, New York City, and Melbourne City. Following Manchester City, Wilson was appointed Chief Football Officer at Sunderland.

In 2018 he started a football consultancy working with top-flight clubs and organisations including The Premier League, UEFA, AFC Ajax, FC Copenhagen, Sparta Prague, Levski Sofia and Leicester City.

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