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- Played for Colywn Bay, Weymouth and Crewe Alexandria but career was cut short by injuries
- Began coaching career as Youth System Director at Wrexham
- Joined Liverpool as a coach in 2002
- Moved to Chelsea in 2005 to become Youth Team Coach under Jose Mourinho. Was made Chief Scout after Frank Arnesen was appointed Sporting Director
- Joined Hamburg SV as Technical Director in 2011
- Appointed Sporting Director at Sunderland on 12 March 2014
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has welcomed the arrival of Lee Congerton as the club's Sporting Director.
The Uruguayan said:
Sunderland have appointed Lee Congerton as the club's Sporting Director.
Speaking about his new role, he said:
Sunderland have announced that Lee Congerton has been appointed as the club's Sporting Director.
Congerton joins the Black Cats from his previous post as technical director at Bundesliga side Hamburg SV. He has also held back-room staff roles at Wrexham, Liverpool and Chelsea prior to his spell in Germany.