Unique Sports Group (USG) are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Hitchen, serving as the company’s first ever Director of Football.
Hitchen joins USG with nearly two decades of experience in football talent identification and has held senior positions at an array of top-flight football clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers and Derby County.
Having worked on a number of high profile transfers, Hitchen’s most recent role was with Tottenham as their Director of Performance where he spent more than five years and worked alongside some of the world’s biggest coaches including Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino.
Throughout his decorated career, Hitchen has operated at the very highest level in world football – identifying and working with some of the brightest talents in the game.
On the appointment of Hitchen, Chief Executive Officer of Unique Sports Group, Will Salthouse said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to secure the services of someone as experienced and as well regarded throughout the industry as Steve.
“His track record in talent identification speaks for itself and as a company, we are excited by the possibilities that his appointment brings.”
Hitchen also added: “I’m very happy to be joining one of the world’s leading football agencies in Unique Sports Group.
“Having known the company for several years now and seeing the development of their client list it feels like the perfect time to join.
“I see a lot of opportunity in the coming years to really make a difference and am excited by the prospect of working with the Management group (Will Salthouse, Marlon Fleischmann, Barry Whelan & Gordon Stipic-Wipfler) to take the business to the next level.”