Kirk leaves Sheffield United to become Head of Analysis at Brentford
Written by Training Ground Guru — September 4, 2021
JOSH KIRK has left Sheffield United after three years to become Head of Analysis at Premier League Brentford.
The role was advertised on TGG's jobs section earlier this summer, asking for someone “with excellent knowledge of Premier League teams, an innovative and solution-focused mindset and high-quality communications skills.”
Kirk will be based at the club’s Jersey Road training ground in Osterley and will be responsible for helping to ensure that the coaching team have access to world-class opposition analysis as well as providing input to the assistant coaches during live games.
The position became available after Luke Stopforth, who has been with the club for more than a decade, was promoted from Head of Performance Analysis to a new Head of Data and Technology role.
Kirk joined Sheffield United as first-team performance analyst in June 2018, having previously been Academy performance analyst at Leicester City. The Blades are currently in the process of recruiting for a Head of Analysis, TGG understands.
Long-standing analyst Mike Allen also left the club in March.