Manchester City staff profiles

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


MANAGER/ DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

MANAGER

Pep Guardiola

Nationality: Spanish

A disciple of Johan Cruyff and a linchpin of the Dutchman's European Cup winning Barcelona side. Graduated from La Masia to manage the side, leading them to unprecedented levels of success, with three La Ligas, three Copa del Reys and two Champion League titles. Won three league titles with Bayern Munich, though not the Champions League. Arrived at City in the summer of 2016.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Txiki Begiristain

Nationality: Spanish

A fine player, who was capped 22 times by Spain. Worked as technical director at Barcelona from 2008 to 2010. Brought to City by his old boss Ferran Soriano, who is now CEO at the club.

ASSISTANTS

ASSISTANT

Brian Kidd

Nationality: English

A European Cup winner with Manchester United, who was assistant manager of the Reds for seven years. Joined City in the same role in 2009. Guardiola kept him on to "help me to get to know the players."

ASSISTANT

Mikel Arteta

Nationality: Spanish

Spent five seasons as a player at Arsenal after stints with Rangers and Everton. Brought to City by Guardiola in the summer of 2016. Strongly linked with Arsenal manager's job before Unai Emery was appointed.

ASSISTANT

Rodolfo Borrell

Nationality: Spanish

Promoted from Academy Technical Director, a role he had held since 2014, by Guardiola last summer. Previously Technical Director and Head of Coaching at Liverpool's Academy.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Xabier Mancisidor

Nationality: Spanish

Brought to City by Manuel Pellegrini, with whom he had worked at Malaga. Former Majorca goalkeeper kept on at Etihad by Guardiola.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Carles Planchart

Nationality: Spanish

Analyst worked with Guardiola at Barca B, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Says Guardiola likes to sit down with him as soon as he can after a match to analyse it on his laptop.

HEAD OF PLAYER SUPPORT & PROTOCOL

Manel Estiarte

Nationality: Spanish

An unusual job title but a crucial role: Estiarte is Guardiola's mentor and sounding board. Guardiola once said: "Managers are very, very alone. It is good for me to have him here." The Catalan was once Spain's finest water polo player and won gold at the 1996 Olympics.

FITNESS COACH

Lorenzo Buenaventura

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Guardiola at Barcelona and Bayern. Oversees the team and individual fitness programmes. Regarded as crucial to the high-energy, fast-pressing style of the manager.

MEDICAL, PERFORMANCE & SPORTS SCIENCE

HEAD OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Sam Erith

Nationality: English

Joined City in summer of 2011 as Head of Sports Science after seven years in the same role with Spurs. Went on to become Global Lead for Human Performance with City, overseeing their network of clubs. Worked with England at Euro 2016.

HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Max Sala

Nationality: Italian

City's long-standing team doctor. Despite the recruitment of Eduardo Mauri (below) and regular rumours about his future following Guardiola's arrival, Sala remains. A graduate of the University of Ferrara in Italy.

HEAD S&C

Simon Bitcon

Nationality: English

A prominent practitioner who has been with City for a decade. Has also worked with world champion boxer Carl Frampton (above). Brother Mark is Director of Performance for Wigan Warriors.

SPORTS SCIENTIST/ S&C

Donough Holohan

Nationality: Irish

Joined in July 2012. Was Head of Sports Science at Charlton before that.

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Barry Hamilton

Nationality: Irish

Hails from Blackrock in Dublin, where he played at a semi-pro level. Joined City from STATSports. Worked for Croatia at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

NUTRITIONIST

Silvia Tremoleda

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Guardiola at Barcelona, where she spent four seasons. Left in 2012 but continued to work with Lionel Messi afterwards. Personal friend of Chief Executive Ferran Soriano and Director of Football Txiqui Begiristain

DOCTOR

Eduardo Mauri

Nationality: Spanish

Joined City last summer. Played for Espanyol before qualifying as a doctor and working for them in that capacity. Went on to Qatar national team and AS Eupen in Belgium. Another Catalan on the staff.

PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGIST

Pete Lindsay

Nationality: English

Started out as an analyst for HSBC before moving into psychology. Worked for English Institute of Sport prior to joining City in August 2015. Also a director of Mindflick, a private company providing coaching and consultancy for business executives.

HEAD PHYSIO

Lee Nobes

Nationality: English

Completed a decade at City in October 2017. Promoted to Head Physio under Roberto Mancini. Originally from Jersey, where he played for amateur side Jersey Scottish.

PHYSIO

James Baldwin

Nationality: English

Joined from Middlesbrough in March 2009. Promoted from reserves to first team the following November.

PHYSIO

Steven Lilley

Nationality: English

Has been with City for seven years, moving from Academy to first team in 2013.

PHYSIO

Federico Genovesi

Nationality: Italian

Qualified osteopath who previously worked at Lazio and Palermo in Italy.

SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST

Mark Sertori

Nationality: English

Played in the lower leagues as a striker and centre half. Retrained as a sports therapist with the PFA and has previously worked with Bolton and Newcastle.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Massimo Simonetta

Nationality: Italian

Moved to the club in July 2014, having previously worked in Italy.

PERFORMANCE THERAPIST

Ben Thompson

Nationality: Welsh

Has been at City since July 2007. Also works as a sports therapist with the Welsh national team.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Eduardo Alvarez Gil

Nationality: Spanish

Spaniard joined the club in July 2016.

ANALYSTS

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Harry Dunn

Nationality: English

Succeeded Rands as Head of Performance Analysis at Scunthorpe, then joined him at City in September 2014.

OPPOSITION ANALYST

Richard Bredice

Nationality: English

Joined from Reading in March 2013, initially as assistant analyst. Promoted to opposition analyst in July 2014.

VIDEO ANALYST

Piet Cremers

Nationality: Dutch

Hired from sister club NAC Breda in January 2018. Worked for Brentford for a year and is an expert in the expected goals model.

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