Bournemouth staff profiles

Pen pics of Bournemouth's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Richard Hughes

Nationality: Scottish

The former Scotland international played under Eddie Howe and then worked with him as Technical Director from 2014. Leads on scouting and recruitment. Was linked with a move to Celtic with Howe in the summer of 2021.

COACHING

HEAD COACH

Scott Parker

Nationality: English

Won 18 England caps as a player and made more than 500 senior appearances for clubs including Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle United. Appointed Fulham manager in February 2019 and led the club to promotion in his first full season in charge. Club were relegated back to the Championship and Parker left by mutual consent at the end of 2020/21.

ASSISTANT

Matt Wells

Nationality: English

Assisted Parker with Tottenham's U18s before replacing him as lead at the start of 2018/19. Then joined him at Fulham as first-team coach in March 2019 and now at Bournemouth.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Gary O'Neill

Nationality: English

The former Premier League midfielder joined the club under Jonathan Woodgate in February 2021, having previously been U23s assistant at Liverpool.

ASSISTANT FIRST-TEAM COACH

STEVE FLETCHER

Nationality: English

Made 628 appearances for the Cherries, scoring 103 goals. Became a scout and then assistant first-team coach after retiring.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Rob Burch

Nationality: English

Another who arrived with Parker in June 2021. Worked with him at Fulham and, prior to that, at Tottenham's Academy. Had a spell working with England's U16 and U20 teams in between.

ASSISTANT KEEPER COACH

ANTHONY WHITE

Nationality: English

Joined from Oldham in October 2016. Coaches the first-team goalkeepers and helps to develop the 18-21s. Also looks after conditioning of keepers.

SCIENCE & MEDICAL

HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Craig Roberts

Nationality: South African

Hugely experienced and a firm believer in sharing knowledge about science and medicine in football. Joined Bournemouth in 2015. Was previously Head of Medical for the South Africa and Natal Sharks rugby teams.

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Alastair Harris

Nationality: English

Came in with Parker in June 2021, having previously been at Fulham for 11 years. Started with the Cottagers as an intern in 2010 before progressing to become Head of Sport Science and then Head of Performance.

HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE

DAN HODGES

Nationality: English

Despite his boyish looks, is approaching a decade as a practitioner. Was a sport science assistant at Manchester City before becoming Head of Sport Science at Rochdale. Joined Cherries in June 2012.

LEAD PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE COACH

Charlie Moore

Nationality: English

Another who arrived with Parker, having worked with the Head Coach at Fulham and Tottenham. Was with the Cottagers from October 2020 and with Spurs for five-and-a-half years, as first-team S&C and performance and reconditioning coach.

SPORTS SCIENTIST

SEAN McCULLAGH

Nationality: Irish

Joined in September 2016 from leading GPS firm STATSports. In that role, had been placed with Republic of Ireland (above), working with them at Euro 2016.

PHYSIO

NICK COURT

Nationality: English

Worked in rugby union with Saracens and the Melbourne Rebels before joining Bournemouth in September 2017.

PHYSIO

Stuart Douglas

Nationality: English

Former pro who played up front for Luton and Boston United during his playing career. Became a physio after retiring and worked for AFC Wimbledon for seven years before joining Bournemouth in October 2020.

SPORTS THERAPIST

MATT BEST

Nationality: English

Joined as an intern during Championship winning 2014/15 season, before being made permanent.

SPORTS THERAPIST

DAVE GARDNER

Nationality: English

In post since June 2011. Was an intern at Reading before that.

ANALYSIS

HEAD ANALYST

Jonathan Hill

Nationality: English

Parker took him from Tottenham to Fulham in October 2019 and then to Bournemouth in June 2021.

LEAD ANALYST

GARVAN STEWART

Nationality: Irish

Joined Cherries in 2012, having been part of Harry Redknapp's backroom team at Portsmouth. Has also worked for Cardiff City and the Football Association of Wales.

GOALKEEPER ANALYST

MATTHEW PARKER

Nationality: English

Began as performance analyst intern in July 2016, before being appointed to specialist goalkeeper role three months later.

POST-MATCH ANALYST

RYAN DAWES

Nationality: English

Started as an intern and was made permanent in June 2014.

OUT-OF-POSSESSION ANALYST

Tom Webber

Nationality: English

Joined the club in July 2016, first as assistant pre-match and set plays analyst, before taking up his current role in June 2018.

TRAINING ANALYST

Sam May

Nationality: English

Started at the club as an analyst in October 2016, before taking up his current role in June 2017.

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