Crystal Palace staff profiles

Pen pics of Crystal Palace's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click HERE.

MANAGER

ROY HODGSON

Nationality: English

The godfather of English football managers. Has worked with 16 teams in eight countries, as well as taking charge of four national teams. His time in charge of England ended ignominiously though, with a humiliating defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016.

SPORTING DIRECTOR

DOUGIE FREEDMAN

Nationality: Scottish

Made 237 appearances for the Eagles as a player between 2000 and 2008. Was also their manager in 2011/12 and assistant manager. Appointed in August 2017 to work on "all footballing aspects of the club," according to owner Steve Parish.

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

OMAR YABROUDI

Nationality: Emirati

Worked with Freedman at Nottingham Forest - he was Head of Recruitment while the Scot was manager in 2015/16. Had two and a half years at Barnet as Head of Recruitment and Performance Analyst. Appointed by Palace in January 2018.

COACHING

ASSISTANT

RAY LEWINGTON

Nationality: English

Has been a manager in his own right, with Fulham, Brentford and Watford. First linked up with Hodgson at Fulham, in 2007, and then joined him with England in 2012.

FIRST TEAM COACH

DAVE REDDINGTON

Nationality: English

Promoted from U23 assistant following exit of Steven Reid in September 2018. First joined Palace's Academy in 2004 before spending four years at Watford from 2009 to 2013.

GOALKEEPER COACH

DEAN KIELY

Nationality: Irish

Appointed in January 2018. Was Hodgson's goalkeeping coach at West Brom in 2011/12. Made 664 appearances for six clubs during a 21-year playing career.

MEDICAL

HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE/ S&C

SCOTT GUYETT

Nationality: Australian

Spent most of his childhood in Australia, before playing in the lower leagues in England. Joined Palace in October 2010 as fitness coach.

DOCTOR

ZAF IQBAL

Nationality: English

A well-known figure in football, having been first-team doctor at Liverpool (2010-2015), Tottenham (2008-2010) and Leyton Orient (2005-2007). Joined Palace in July 2015.

LEAD S&C COACH

CHRIS PETRIE

Nationality: Australian

Joined Palace in July 2013, having worked in Australia. Promoted from Academy to first team in 2015 and then to lead S&C in the summer of 2018.

S&C COACH

Michael Eglon

Nationality: English

Joined in 2016 as U21 sports science intern. Promoted to first-team S&C coach in July 2018 following departure of Alessandro Schoenmaker.


HEAD PHYSIO

ED RICHMOND

Nationality: Welsh

Worked for Cardiff before moving to Palace in August 2016. Had a stint with the Welsh national team in 2017. Promoted in the summer of 2018 when Chris Morgan moved to Arsenal.

SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST

IAN EVANS

Nationality: English

With Palace since January 2013. Previously worked with Sussex County Cricket.

REHAB COACH

MICHAEL SPANOU

Nationality: English

Recruited from Watford, where he held the same role, at the start of the season. Had been with the Hornets since September 2012. Replaces Petrie, who was promoted to lead S&C in the summer.

ANALYSTS

HEAD ANALYST

BEN STEVENS

Nationality: English

Held the same role at Newcastle United before being recruited by the Eagles in 2015.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Charlie Radmore

Nationality: English

Joined Palace in May 2018 from Norwich City. Previously worked for West Ham and Orlando City in the MLS.

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