Gardiner returns to Tottenham as Head of Sports Science

Nathan Gardiner: Left Spurs in 2020 to join Scott Parker at Fulham 

Nathan Gardiner: Left Spurs in 2020 to join Scott Parker at Fulham 

NATHAN GARDINER has returned to Tottenham as Head of Sports Science.

The appointment marks a return to the club Gardiner served for 15 years up to October 2020, when he joined Scott Parker at Fulham as First-Team Coach. However, he left the Cottagers the following summer when Parker departed to become boss of Bournemouth.

Gardiner, whose brother Matt is Assistant Manager at Blackburn Rovers, is unusual in being qualified as a sports scientist, physio and coach. He has a Sports Science Degree from Loughborough University, a Physiotherapy Degree from Kings College and is a holder of the UEFA A Licence.


Gardiner joined Spurs as a fitness coach in 2006, going on to become Head of Sports Science from 2012 to 2018. His final role at the club was as Technical Co-Ordinator and Head of Sports Science, Fitness and Conditioning.

This time he replaces Sam Pooley, who is leaving the club after a decade. Pooley was appointed Head of Sports Science in July 2021. The overall head of the unified medical and performance department is Geoff Scott.

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