Guyett leaves Crystal Palace after 11 years to return to Australia

Guyett received the Chairman's Award for outstanding service to Crystal Palace

Guyett received the Chairman's Award for outstanding service to Crystal Palace

SCOTT GUYETT, one of the longest-serving performance practitioners in the Premier League, has left Crystal Palace after almost 11 years to become assistant manager at Brisbane Roar in Australia’s A-League.

The Australian, who was a professional player for clubs including Bournemouth and Chesterfield, has been Head of Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning for the Eagles since October 2010.

He told TGG: “It’s been an amazing 11 years, but family issues have meant we have to return home."

In June, Guyett was given the Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the club.

“Sometimes, at football clubs, there are lots of people who get the plaudits, get in front of the cameras, and are told how great they are,” Chairman Steve Parish said.

“Other people sit in the background and we all know do the work that enables us to do the things we do. Since I’ve been here one of those people is Scotty.

“I want to give an award to thank you from the football club for all of the things you do.”

Striker Christian Benteke added: “I think Scotty is a great guy. He always tries to put a good mood in the dressing room and even during the warm-up. He always has a smile on his face and, since I’ve been here, he’s always been good with me. He’s a great guy.

“It’s great because he knows the players. Sometimes when we need maybe to stay in because we don’t feel 100% to train, he’ll understand because he knows each of us.

“He’s also been a player, so the approach is easier for him to understand what we need or don’t need.”

Guyett is highly qualified. As well as being a certified strength and conditioning specialist and having first class honours in sport and exercise science, he has a Masters in Sporting Directorship and is due to complete his Uefa Pro Licence next year.

He will assist Wayne Moon at the Roar.

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