Celtic's Morgan appointed Head of Academy Performance at Leicester

Morgan joins in the new role of Head of Academy Performance Support

Morgan joins in the new role of Head of Academy Performance Support

CELTIC’S Oliver Morgan has been appointed to the new role of Head of Academy Performance Support by Leicester City.

Morgan, who starts work with the Foxes on Monday, has been Celtic’s Head of Academy Sport Science since June 2019 and previously worked at Liverpool’s Academy for almost eight years.

Leicester describe his new role as being "pivotal and influential" and he will be responsible for ensuring that players “have the required physical attributes to support their football development and make the next step in their pathway and ultimately into the first team.”

Morgan effectively replaces Kevin Paxton, who was the Head of Academy Sport Science at the club for more than nine years, who is now working for the first team in an Athletic Development Officer role.

Leicester Academy Manager Ian Cawley is putting together a formidable staff at the Category One club (which you can view below). On Monday, TGG reported that former Manchester United Under-18s coach Paul McGuinness had joined the Foxes Academy as Head of Player Development.



  • Academy Manager: Ian Cawley
  • Head of Academy Player Development: Paul McGuinness
  • Head of Academy Coach Development: Paul Cheney
  • Head of Emerging Talent: Steve Travis
  • Head Academy Scout: Bill Wall
  • Head Academy Performance Support: Oliver Morgan


  • U23s Lead: TBC
  • U23s Assistant: Ben Petty
  • U18s Head Coach: Adam Barradell
  • U18s Assistant: Stephen Kirby
  • Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach: Glyn Thompson
  • Academy Goalkeeping Coach (U9-U16): Ryan Hudson & Amro Khalid
  • Lead Youth Development Phase Coach (U13-U16): Matt Goodwin
  • Assistant Lead Youth Development Phase Coach (U13-U16): Rodney Ballantine
  • U16s Lead: Matt Rains
  • U15s Lead: Steve Healy
  • U14s Lead: Stuart McClarty & Alistair Heath
  • U13 Leads: Ash Johal
  • Lead Foundation Phase Coach (U9-U12): Richard Keeling
  • Assistant Lead Foundation Phase Coach (U9-U12): Leroy Moore
  • U11 & U12s: Shamus Beaglehole
  • Pre-Academy Lead Coach and Coordinator: Mark Lyons
  • Loans Manager: Guy Branston


  • Lead Physiotherapist: Dan Dagia
  • Physiotherapists: Jordan Ward, Nabil Shah, Patrick Noubissie & Tom Gibson
  • Lead Sport Scientist: Gary Capes
  • U23 Sport Scientist: Perry Nosek
  • U18 Sport Scientist: Chris Organ
  • Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach: Michael Cheverton
  • Performance Nutritionist: TBC
  • Lead Sport and Exercise Psychologist: Karl Steptoe
  • Academy Doctors: Prithish Narayan and Aseem Rahman


  • Lead Performance Analyst: Ryan DeFreitas
  • U23 Performance Analyst: James Hume
  • U18 Performance Analyst: Hannah Beare
  • Performance Analysts: Jack Hall-Martinez & Harbir Rana


  • Head of Academy Education: Matthew Clarke
  • Safeguarding and Welfare Officer: Dale Bradshaw

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