Bournemouth staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 5, 2018
Pen pics of Bournemouth's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
MANAGER & ASSISTANTS
Youngest manager in the Premier League, at 40. Was centre back for the Cherries, before becoming youth coach then permanent manager. A brief spell at Burnley was sandwiched between two stints as Bournemouth boss. Got them promoted to Premier League for first time in their history - and has stayed there
Played alongside Howe for the club. Had one year as player-manager of nearby Weymouth, before being sacked. First appointed as assistant to Jimmy Quinn, before Howe took over. The duo have been together ever since - at Burnley and during a period of unprecedented success for the Cherries.
1st TEAM COACH
Fifteen years as a player in the lower leagues. Brought to Burnley by Howe - as development coach - and stayed there three seasons. Appointed Bournemouth first-team coach in 2014.
1st TEAM COACH
Two stints at Bournemouth as a player lasting a combined 11 years. After retiring was appointed development and U21 coach at the club, then first-team coach.
Genuine club legend. Came through youth ranks and, apart from spell at Southampton, has been there ever since. Keeper coach since 2008.
ASSISTANT 1st TEAM COACH
Made 628 appearances for the Cherries, scoring 103 goals. Became a scout and then assistant first-team coach after retiring.
ASSISTANT KEEPER COACH
Joined from Oldham in October 2016. Coaches the first-team goalkeepers and helps to develop the 18-21s. Also looks after conditioning of keepers.
SCIENCE & MEDICAL
HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE
DR CRAIG ROBERTS
Nationality: South African
Hugely experienced and a firm believer in sharing knowledge about science and medicine in football. Joined Bournemouth in 2015. Was previously Head of Medical for the South Africa and Natal Sharks rugby teams.
HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE
Despite his boyish looks, is approaching a decade as a practitioner. Was a sport science assistant at Manchester City before becoming Head of Sport Science at Rochdale. Joined Cherries in June 2012.
Joined in September 2016 from leading GPS firm STATSports. In that role, had been placed with Republic of Ireland (above), working with them at Euro 2016.
LEAD STRENGTH COACH
Responsible for strength development of players from Academy through to first team. Previously with Glasgow Warriors and joined the Cherries in October 2012.
Head Physio since 2006. Before that spent six years at Millwall.
Used to be Head of Academy sport science and medicine before moving to Aspetar. Rejoined as physio in June 2016.
Worked in rugby union with Saracens and the Melbourne Rebels before joining Bournemouth in September 2017.
Joined as an intern during Championship winning 2014/15 season, before being made permanent.
In post since June 2011. Was an intern at Reading before that.
Joined Cherries in 2012, having been part of Harry Redknapp's backroom team at Portsmouth. Has also worked for Cardiff City and the Football Association of Wales.
Began as performance analyst intern in July 2016, before being appointed to specialist goalkeeper role three months later.
Started as an intern and was made permanent in June 2014.