Charlton Athletic have appointed Dr Will Abbott as director of performance services.
Abbott will take up the role after completing his notice period at Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, where he is performance director.
Abbott, who has been at the Seagulls for more than a decade, will oversee Charlton’s medical, nutrition, sports science and psychology department.
Addicks technical director Andy Scott said: “We interviewed a number of really talented candidates and Will was the standout.
“I think everyone looks at Brighton with admiration and envy and we believe the experiences Will has had over the last decade, as well as his undoubted knowledge, will help us set the high standards in the performance departments which improve the whole club.
“I’d like to thank Paul Barber and David Weir at Brighton and Hove Albion for their co-operation and professionalism.”
Abbott worked in Southampton’s strength and conditioning team in 2010 before joining Brighton in 2012, working his way up to the position of performance manager in January 2022.
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