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Sporting Director

Mark Cartwright

Football Operations



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Mark, who has a distinguished career as a Sporting Director, Technical Director and agent across the UK and United States, started his role at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex on Monday 3 July 2023.

He arrives at the club a month after leaving his position as Sporting Director of the United Soccer League (USL), where he worked alongside our Chief Executive Jake Edwards in steering the organisation into an unparalleled period of growth. Under Mark’s guidance, USL clubs broke the league’s outgoing transfer record on several occasions as the profile and quality of its players improved.

New owner Kevin Nagle’s other football club, Sacramento Republic, worked under Edwards and Cartwright as a member club in the USL Championship.

Prior to his move to the United States, Mark spent nearly eight years as Technical Director at Stoke City during their tenure in the Premier League. First appointed by the club in 2012, he became one of the early pioneers in the English game in such a role.

Chester-born Mark has also worked extensively as an agent, in mentorship for the Football Association and in coaching on the back of a decade-long playing career for the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, Shrewsbury Town, Wrexham, Halifax Town and the Wales Under-21 side.


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