Everton staff profiles

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

MANAGER AND FOOTBALL DIRECTORS

MANAGER

Marco Silva

Nationality: Portuguese

Signed a three-year contract at the end of May. There are many highlights to his short career: winning the Portuguese Cup with Sporting, winning the Greek league with Olympiakos and rousing a demoralised Hull. However, he has only stayed more than a season at one of his five clubs, Estoril.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Marcel Brands

Nationality: Dutch

Enjoys a lofty reputation in Holland. Became Technical Director at RKC Waalwijk after retiring from playing in 1997. Then moved to AZ Alkmaar in 2005 and helped the unfashionable team win the Dutch title. PSV won the league three times in four years under his stewardship. Has a reputation for developing young players.

HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

David Harrison

Nationality: English

Pictured next to each new recruit as they sign their contract. Worked for Manchester United before joining Everton in 2002. Said to possess "diplomatic skills, an assured manner and quiet competence."

ASSISTANTS

ASSISTANT

João Pedro Sousa

Nationality: Portuguese

Has known Silva since 1998, when they played together at Trofense. Started his coaching career as an U19 coach at Braga and teamed up with Silva again at Estoril. They have been together ever since.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Pedro Conceição

Nationality: Portuguese

Leads on fitness and workload monitoring. His coaching career began with the youth teams at Benfica and Sporting, before he moved to Saudi Arabia. Silva brought him home to Portugal to work at Estoril.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Duncan Ferguson

Nationality: Scottish

Famous former player who joined club's Academy as a coach in 2011. Promoted to first-team duties in 2014.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Hugo Oliveira

Nationality: Portuguese

Worked under Carlos Queiroz for the Portuguese national team. Spent six years at Benfica before the call came from Silva and Hull.

ANALYST

Antonis Lemonakis

Nationality: Greek

A Uefa Pro Licence coach who first worked with Silva at Olympiakos. The manager then took him to Hull, Watford and now Everton.

MEDICAL, SCIENCE AND PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mendes

Nationality: Portuguese

Had been at Benfica for 17 years, setting up the highly-respected Benfica Lab in 2006. Departure regarded as a big loss by the Portuguese club. Appointed by Everton in July 2018, replacing Ryland Morgans.

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL

Dr Aboul Shaheir

Nationality: Egyptian

Joined as club doctor in March 2015, before being promoted to current role last October. An accredited GP with special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Responsible for first team and U23s.

HEAD OF THERAPY

DANNY DONACHIE

Nationality: English

Was Head of Medical Services at the club for four-and-a-half years before departing at the end of 2014. Returned in this new role in July 2018, having been Head of Medical and Sport Science at Aston Villa since November 2016.

HEAD OF REHAB

Matt Taberner

Nationality: English

Arrived from Aston Villa in September 2013, as U21s Fitness Coach. Promoted to current role in June 2014.

SPORT SCIENTIST

David Flower

Nationality: English

With the club since June 2011, initially working with the Ladies team.

INJURY PREVENTION PHYSIO

Carl Howarth

Nationality: English

Previously worked at Bolton, Birmingham and Wolves. Joined Everton in July 2015.

PHYSIO

Adam Newall

Nationality: English

Salford University graduate who joined in September 2013. Responsible for screening, monitoring, preparation and rehab.

MASSEUR

Jimmy Comer

Nationality: English

An institution at Everton. Began his career at the club in the mid-1990s under Howard Kendall.

NUTRITIONIST

Lloyd Parker

Nationality: English

Joined in October 2016, having previously been with the Salford City Reds rugby league team.

PODIATRIST

Richie Porter

Nationality: English

With Everton since 1999. Initially with the Academy, before being promoted in 2010. Treats feet, ankles and lower leg.

TEAM DOCTOR

John Hollingsworth

Nationality: English

Full-time job is as a consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Aintree.

MASSEUR

Craig Yuill

Nationality: English

Recruited from Manchester City, where he had been for a decade, in the summer of 2016.

ANALYTICS

LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Paul Graley

Nationality: English

Joined from Prozone in 2009 and was promoted to head of department in 2012. Uses stats and video to analyse Everton's performance and that of future opponents.

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Mark Moran

Nationality: English

Promoted from Academy to first team at the start of the 2017/18 season.

DATA ANALYST

Charlie Reeves

Nationality: English

Arrived from Forest Green Rovers, where he had a unique role - analyst/ energy trader. Appointed by Everton ahead of the 2017/18 season.

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