Bournemouth staff profiles

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FOOTBALL EXECUTIVE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Richard Hughes

Nationality: Scottish

Former Scotland international leads on scouting and recruitment.

COACHING

MANAGER

JASON TINDALL

Nationality: English

Replaced Eddie Howe as manager in August 2020, having previously been his right-hand man. Was initially appointed assistant to Jimmy Quinn in September 2008, before carrying on when Howe took over a few months later. The duo had a brief spell together at Burnley, before returning to lead the Cherries to a period of unprecedented success.

ASSISTANT

Graeme Jones

Nationality: Welsh

Worked with former Wigan team-mate Roberto Martinez at Swansea, Wigan, Everton and Belgium before striking out on his own, first as assistant at West Brom and then as manager of Luton. Appointed by Bournemouth in August 2020.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

SIMON WEATHERSTONE

Nationality: English

Fifteen years as a player in the lower leagues. Brought to Burnley by Howe - as development coach - and stayed there three seasons. Appointed Bournemouth first-team coach in 2014.

FIRST TEAM COACH

STEPHEN PURCHES

Nationality: English

Two stints at Bournemouth as a player lasting a combined 11 years. After retiring was appointed development and U21 coach at the club, then first-team coach.

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.

GOALKEEPING COACH

NEIL MOSS

Nationality: English

Genuine club legend. Came through youth ranks and, apart from spell at Southampton, has been there ever since. Keeper coach since 2008.

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

DR 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 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.

HEAD PHYSIO

STEVE HARD

Nationality: English

Head Physio since 2006. Before that spent six years at Millwall.

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

JONNY KING

Nationality: English

Used to be Head of Academy sport science and medicine before moving to Aspetar. Rejoined as physio in June 2016.

PHYSIO

NICK COURT

Nationality: English

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

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

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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