Fulham staff profiles

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HEAD COACH/ DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

MANAGER

Claudio Ranieri

Nationality: Italian

Appointed in November 2018 after Slavisa Jokanovic was sacked. Hugely experienced, having managed the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, Monaco, Valencia and Chelsea, but will always be remembered for his miraculous title win with Leicester City in 2015/16.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Tony Khan

Nationality: American

Son of owner Shahid Khan and vice chairman of the club. Took on the role of Director of Football Operations in February 2017. Oversees the "identification, evaluation, recruitment, and signing of players". Also co-owns Boston sports analytics firm TruMedia Networks.

ASSISTANTS

ASSISTANT

Paolo Benetti

Nationality: Italian

The former AC Milan player has worked with Ranieri for more than a decade. Their partnership has taken in spells at Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco, Greece, Leicester and Nantes.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Scott Parker

Nationality: English

Former England midfielder made 128 appearances for the Cottagers as a player. Returned to the club as first-team coach in July 2018 after a year as U18 boss at Tottenham. Retained by Ranieri after he took over as manager at Craven Cottage.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Carlo Cornacchia

Nationality: Italian

Played under Ranieri at Cagliari and Napoli. Spent several years coaching in the United States, before returning to Europe to work with his former boss at Nantes. Followed his compatriot to Craven Cottage.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Paolo Orlandoni

Nationality: Italian

Played and then coached at Inter Milan, which is where he first linked up with Ranieri. Subsequently worked for the manager at Nantes and now Fulham.

MEDICAL & PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF MEDICAL & SPORTS SCIENCE

Marco Cesarini

Nationality: Italian

Background is as an osteopath. Had a brief period as Head of Injury Prevention at West Ham and worked with Jokanovic at Watford. Fulham recruited him from Italian giants AC Milan.

HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE

Alastair Harris

Nationality: English

Has worked his way up from an internship with the club in 2010 to lead their sports science department.

HEAD OF FITNESS

Andrea Azzalin

Nationality: Italian

Has worked with Ranieri on his last four assignments - at Monaco, Greece, Leicester and Nantes.

ASSISTANT FITNESS COACH

Vitantonio Pascale

Nationality: Italian

Has a particular focus on rehab at Fulham. Started his career in handball and futsal before moving into football with Bari. First worked with Ranieri and Azzalin at Nantes.

PHYSIO

Wayne Gill

Nationality: English

Joined in July 2012 from Portsmouth.

PHYSIO

Chris Hanson

Nationality: English

Has worked for Fulham for more than a decade. Previously with Newcastle and Bolton.

ASSISTANT PHYSIO

Nick Taylor

Nationality: English

Joined in February 2017 from QPR.

ANALYSTS

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Joseph Moore

Nationality: English

Promoted from Academy to first team this summer.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Marc Edwards

Nationality: English

Joined in September 2012. Also works as a scout for the club.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Brett Alexander Cooper

Nationality: English

Moved to Fulham in September 2012. Promoted from Academy to first team in 2017.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

James Lovell

Nationality: English

Joined from Wolves in September 2011.

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