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13/02/19

Schoenmaker joins Anderlecht

Former Crystal Palace performance coach Alessandro Schoenmaker has joined Belgian side Anderlecht.

The Brazilian worked for Palace from June 2017 to August 2018 and also has a long association with QPR manager Steve McClaren, having worked with him at FC Twente, Nottingham Forest, Wolfsburg, Derby County and Newcastle.

At Anderlecht, he will replace fitness coach. Gino Caen. The club’s Sporting Director, Frank Arnesen, said: "In this phase of the competition we have to do everything we can and we do this with specialists in every domain.

“We are very satisfied with the arrival of Alessandro, who has a lot of experience at top international level.”

12/02/19

Greenhouse promoted to first team by Man City

Physio Anthony Greenhouse has been promoted from Academy to first team by Manchester City.

Greenhouse joined City from nearby Oldham in 2008.

Manchester City staff profiles

10/02/19

Fleming promoted to assistant first team coach by Southampton

Craig Fleming has been promoted to assistant first team coach at Southampton.

The former Norwich City player has been U23 coach since June 2018. He first joined Saints in March 2015 as U18 lead.

03/01/19

Liverpool's Morgan joins Celtic

Oliver Morgan has been appointed Head of Academy Sports Science at Celtic.

Morgan has been a sports scientist as Liverpool's Academy since July 2011.

01/02/19

Goodwin named Head of Academy Sports Science at Fulham

Jon Goodwin has been appointed Head of Academy Sports Science at Fulham, following two years as national S&C manager for the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee.

Prior to that he worked for St Mary's University in London for 16 years, latterly as programme director for their MSc in S&C.

27/01/19

Ampadu sacked by Monaco

Monaco assistant Kwame Ampadu has been sacked along with manager Thierry Henry after just three months at the club.

Henry was dismissed with the club having won just five games in all competitions since he took over.

Ampadu, who he knew from his time at Arsenal, has also gone, along with fellow assistant Joao Tralhao. Ampadu had spent more than six years with the Gunners, latterly as their Under-18s coach.

Ken Gillard took over Arsenal’s U18s following Ampadu's departure. Sporting Director Michael Emenalo was also sacked by Monaco this weekend.

22/01/19

Williams named U18s boss at Norwich

Former Swansea City assistant manager Paul Williams has been appointed Under-18s boss at Norwich City.

He replaces David Wright, who has stepped up to the U23s following the appointment of Matt Gill as first team coach at Ipswich Town in October.

The hugely-experienced Williams is a Uefa Pro Licence holder who has also been first-team coach at Birmingham City and boss of the England U20s.

He said: “Once I’ve got here I could see that all the work is in place to make this a very successful Academy and the chance to be a part of that wasn’t something I could turn down.”

21/01/19

Norman appointed to US backroom staff

Darcy Norman, the former Director of Performance at AS Roma, has been appointed movement and conditioning coach for the US men's football team.

Norman, who has also worked for Bayern Munich and the German national team, is part of the backroom staff for new Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.

Josh Wolff has joined as assistant coach, B.J. Callaghan as strategy analyst and assistant coach, and Steve Tashjian as Head Performance Expert.

20/01/19

Garner appointed assistant at India's ATK

Former West Brom assistant Ben Garner has been appointed as Steve Coppell's number two at Indian Super League side ATK for the remainder of the season.

Garner was sacked by the Baggies when Tony Pulis got the axe in December 2017.

The Uefa Pro Licence holder had previously worked for Crystal Palace for 10 years, latterly as first team coach.

He said: “Steve called me just after Christmas to ask if I’d be interested and we quickly got everything agreed. As a young player growing up he was manager of Crystal Palace and someone that I looked up to.

"I’ve worked with some very experienced managers and Steve is another highly experienced and clever manager that I can learn from. Working with him will undoubtedly make me a better coach and manager.”


15/01/19

Cole working with West Ham Under-18s

Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been coaching and mentoring the club’s Under-18s on a part-time basis.

Jack Collison, the joint U18s boss and a former team-mate of Cole’s, said: “Although Carlton is fairly fresh in terms of his coaching, one thing you cannot teach is the years of experience he has of playing at the top level.

“It’s not just about being out on the training pitch and doing extra finishing and stuff like that, but a holistic approach which will see Coley work with the lads as a mentor, offering advice and sharing his experience.”

Collison’s fellow U18 coach, Mark Phillips, was reinstated by the club before Christmas after being suspended following an investigation into social media posts that revealed he had attended a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance.

After taking external legal advice from employment specialists, West Ham found there was insufficient grounds for dismissal.

04/01/19

Boorman appointed Head of Academy Analysis at Oxford United

Gavin Boorman, who was Bournemouth's first team training analyst until last summer, has been appointed Head of Academy Performance Analysis at Oxford United.

Boorman worked for West Ham, QPR and Watford before arriving at Bournemouth in October 2017.


24/12/18

Lazenby promoted to first team analyst by Man Utd

Luke Lazenby has been promoted to first team performance analyst by Manchester United.

He had previously worked with the Under-18s. Lazenby arrived at United in March 2016 from Brentford.

He replaces Luke Benstead, who's joined the Belgium national team as Head of Performance Analysis and Innovation.

Manchester United staff profiles

15/12/18

Ramsay promoted to first team coach by Shrewsbury

Eric Ramsay has been promoted from Academy Manager to first team coach at Shrewsbury Town.

The Welshman, who is undertaking his Pro Licence, has been with The Shrews for two years.

He was previously a tutor with the Football Association of Wales and Under-18 lead with Swansea City.

12/12/18

O'Driscoll leaves Wolves

Former Walsall and Nottingham Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll has left Wolves after less than 18 months.

O'Driscoll, who was also assistant manager at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, was appointed as a professional phase coach at Wolves last July.

His primary responsibility was assisting Darren Ryan with the Under-18s. However, O'Driscoll has now left by mutual consent.

11/12/18

Regis replaces Goodman as Notts County Academy Manager

Dave Regis has been appointed Academy Manager at Notts County following the departure of Jon Goodman to Tottenham.

Goodman, who had been in post for 16 months, has joined Spurs as Assistant Head of Player Development for the U16s to U23s.

Regis, the brother of former England striker Cyrille Regis and uncle of ex Premier League forward Jason Roberts, previously played for the Magpies and coached in their Academy.

For the last six years the 54-year-old has been the EFL’s Youth Development Midlands Regional Manager.

07/12/18

McElhone named assistant manager of Bradford

Former Tottenham fitness coach Anton McElhone has been appointed assistant manager at Bradford City.

Although McElhone holds the Uefa A Licence, his previous experience has been as a fitness practitioner and the appointment shows the fusing of different disciplines in the modern game.

McElhone worked for Spurs for 10 years before joining New England Revolution - manager by Brad Friedel - as Head of Fitness last December.

He said: “I have been good friends with [manager] David (Hopkin) over the years and we have very similar ideas on how we want to do things.

“My job is to assist the gaffer in the philosophy of how he wants the team to play. We need to get the most out of every department – technically, tactically, physically.

Hopkin added: “I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Anton to the club. He has worked at a high level for several years and he will bring a great deal to Bradford City.

“I have been looking to bring Anton to the club for a few weeks now and he was keen to come here following a stint in the United States.”

05/12/18

Brighton promote analyst Hudson to first team

Sam Hudson has been promoted to first team performance analyst by Brighton.

He had previously been lead performance analyst with the Academy since January 2016.

Brighton staff profiles

04/12/18

Simon Davies returns to Peterborough

Former Premier League player Simon Davies has returned to Peterborough United to take up his first coaching role.

Davies, who won 58 caps for Wales, will assist Professional Development Phase lead Matthew Etherington.

The duo began their careers together at Posh before a joint £1.2m move to Tottenham in December 1999.

Former PDP coach Sam Darlow recently left the club after more than 11 years to “challenge myself further, experience a different environment and hopefully enhance the development of the new players in my care.”

22/11/18

Liverpool extend throw-in coach's contract

Liverpool have extended the contract of Danish throw-in coach Thomas Grønnemark by a further six months.

Grønnemark, who we interviewed at the start of September, was originally contracted until the end of December. This has now been extended until the end of June 2019.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been delighted with the impact the specialist has had on his squad.

01/11/18

Scarff appointed Academy Manager at Northampton

Kieran Scarff has left his role as Academy Manager at Doncaster Rovers to take up the same position at Northampton Town.

Scarff had been with League One Rovers since August 2016 and chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “Although we didn’t want to lose him, it provides him with an opportunity to be closer to home and spend more time with his family."

League Two Northampton also have a Category 3 Academy. They placed 62nd in our Academy Productivity Rankings for 2016/17 - one place below Doncaster.

Rovers are advertising for a new Academy Manager.


28/10/18

Walsh joins Huddersfield from Aspire

Callum Walsh has started a new role as senior physical performance coach at Huddersfield Town following almost two years at the Aspire Academy in Qatar.

Walsh, who has previously worked at Wigan, Cardiff and Liverpool, posted: “A great experience at Aspire. Over the course of my time I’ve been fortune to work with some incredible bright, talented and hard working practitioners which have helped me developed both professionally and personally.”

08/10/18

Southampton hire analyst from Bristol City

Southampton have appointed Tobias Loveland as their new first team analyst.

Loveland had been at Bristol City since July 2014, working his way up from the Under-21s to senior technical recruitment analyst with the first team.

You can see the Southampton staff profiles HERE.


01/10/18

Moreno promoted to senior analyst by Huddersfield

Jansen Moreno has been promoted to senior analyst by Huddersfield Town.

The Gibraltarian joined Town in March 2017 from Norwich City as an opposition analyst.

You can see the Huddersfield staff profiles HERE.

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