Paul Froude

Senior Scout

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A highly experienced and self-motivated scout currently working to identify talented players for Championship side Wigan Athletic FC having previously held scouting positions with Ipswich Town FC and Premier League club Crystal Palace FC.

Maintains a nationwide coverage of emerging talent as well as remaining aware of players, teams and clubs across Europe in order to make recommendations based on a club’s goals and manager’s requirements. Combines this with a proven ability to produce insightful opposition analysis reports for use by a first team squad.

Also an experienced and UEFA B licensed coach who is aiming to complete the UEFA A Licence as soon as possible in order to effectively apply skills in both coaching and talent identification to future roles. Possesses a strong mathematical knowledhe and sound business pedigree to support this experience, as well as the tenacious work ethic required to add tangible value to a football club’s staff.
Paul Froude


  • UEFA: A Licence Preparatory Course

    A Licence Preparatory Course

  • The Football Association: Youth Module 1

    The Football Association
    Youth Module 1

  • The Football Association: Youth Module 2

    The Football Association
    Youth Module 2

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • The Football Association: Level 2 Coaching Award

    The Football Association
    Level 2 Coaching Award

Career History

  • Wigan Athletic FC

    Wigan Athletic FC
    Senior Scout
    2015 – Present

  • Crystal Palace FC

    Crystal Palace FC
    European Scout
    2015 – 2015

  • Ipswich Town FC

    Ipswich Town FC
    Senior Scout
    2009 – 2015

Key Achievements

  • Has been heavily involved in the signing of several young players at Wigan Athletic from lower league clubs that have impressed in making the step up to the Championship
  • Identified several players at Ipswich that went on to become key players for the club - including Luke Chambers, Cole Skuse and current West Ham United player and capped England international Aaron Cresswell

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