Leicester City staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 1, 2018
Pen pics of Leicester City's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see the staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
MANAGER & COACHING STAFF
Sacked by Southampton last summer despite leading them to eighth place and the League Cup final. Won the French title with Monaco in 2000 and French manager of the year in 2005.
Was also Puel's assistant at Southampton. Played for 15 years in the French leagues before becoming a manager with Pau, Lille B and Boulogne.
Brought to Leicester by then-manager Craig Shakespeare. Had two games as caretaker manager (both victories) when Shakespeare was sacked and stayed on under Puel.
FIRST TEAM & GK COACH
Goalkeeper coach at the club for 13 years and also had two brief spells as caretaker manager. Added title of first-team coach under Nigel Pearson.
MEDICAL & SCIENCE
HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE & PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Also Performance Manager with the Swedish national team. Is in his second spell with Leicester, having returned to the club from Hull City in November 2011.
HEAD OF FITNESS & CONDITIONING
A graduate of nearby Loughborough University. Started as an intern at Leicester in 2008. Left for Hull, before returning, with Balsom, in 2011. Also works with England U19s and U20s.
Dr Ian Patchett
Started providing match cover in 1992, before becoming medical officer in 2000. Also a part-time GP in Leicester.
Another Loughborough graduate, who worked at Leicester as intern in 2011/12. Joined full-time in 2013 and promoted to first team in 2014/15.
ASSISTANT SPORT SCIENTIST
Joined as an intern, took on a part-time role in 2015/16 and then promoted to a full-time job in 2016/17. Also an S&C coach with England futsal.
STRENGTH & POWER COACH
Joined from Leicester Tigers rugby club in 2012/13. A graduate of Liverpool John Moores University.
Joined the club in 1999, before coming Head Physio in 2000. Currently studying for a PhD.
Appointed in March 2014, having previously been Head Physio at Mansfield Town.
Initially joined as first-team lead masseur in 2013. Switched to become physio after gaining a BSc from the University of Salford.
Also consults for Bristol City, Wasps rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union Academy. Employed by Pro Athlete Supplementation.
Did work experience with the U23s in 2015/16. Appointed to first-team duties in 2017.
SENIOR PERFORMANCE ANALYST
With Leicester since 2008. Previously worked for Hawk-Eye.
Was an intern at the club and now in his fourth full season as a permanent member of staff.
Holds the Uefa Pro Licence and has worked at Norwich, Manchester City and Ukrainian side Tavriya Simferopol.
TRAINING & PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Spent six years at Aston Villa, latterly as Head of Performance Analysis. Joined Leicester in August 2016.