Brighton staff profiles

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FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

David Weir

Nationality: Scottish

The former Scotland captain joined the club in April 2018 as Player Pathway Manager, overseeing the players who were on loan with other teams. Promoted to the new role of Assistant Technical Director in January 2022 before taking the Technical Director role itself in May 2022, having done it on an interim basis since Dan Ashworth left in February 2022.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Paul Mullen

Nationality: English

Appointed in March 2015 and has responsibility for 'football administration', involving the day-to-day running of the Elite Performance Centre, education, welfare player services, women's football, kit and equipment. Promoted from Head of Football Administration in August 2019.

COACHING

HEAD COACH

?Roberto De Zerbi

Nationality: Italian

Became Head Coach in September 2022 on a four-year deal. Began his playing career with AC Milan, although he didn't break through with the Rossoneri. Went on to play for Monza, Padova, Avellino, Salernitana, Foggia, Arezzo, Catania, Napoli, CFR Cluj and Trento. Cut his coaching teeth with Darfo Boario and Foggia before spells in Serie A with Palermo, Benevento and then Sassuolo, who he led to consecutive eighth-place finishes. Then went to Shakhtar Donetsk, leading them to the Ukrainian Super Cup, and leaving the club top of the first division.

ASSISTANT

Enrico Venturelli

Nationality: Italian

First worked as De Zerbi’s assistant at Shakhtar Donetsk, having previously worked for Fifa and Uefa in operations. Was a project manager at three Olympic Games: Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018. He is fluent in Italian, English, Russian and Spanish.

HEAD GOALKEEPING COACH

Ricard Segarra

Nationality: Spanish

Worked for Barcelona’s Under-18, U19 and B teams before departing for Galatasaray in January 2022. Joined Brighton with De Zerbi at the start of October 2022.

ASSISTANT GOALKEEPING COACH

Jack Stern

Nationality: English

Joined the Seagulls in January 2022 from FC Cincinnati. Worked at West Brom's Academy before moving out to the MLS, and Montreal, in 2014. Joined Cincinnati four years later.

MEDICAL AND PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF MEDICAL

Adam Brett

Nationality: English

With the club since 2014. Previously worked in rugby union, with the RFU and Gloucester.

FITNESS COACH

Agostino Tibaudi

Nationality: Italian

Hugely experienced and first joined De Zerbi’s staff at Sassuolo. Continued to work with him at Shaktar Donetsk. Prior to this worked with Sampdoria, AC Milan, Cagliari and for a season under Claudio Ranieri at Chelsea.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE MANAGER

Joshua Hook

Nationality: English

Joined as an inter in July 2010. Made permanent a year later and worked for the Academy until being promoted to the first team in November 2015. Appointed to this new role in September 2019.

DOCTOR

Stephen Lewis

Nationality: English

Joined Brighton in 2014. Combines role with that of chief medical officer for Sussex Cricket.

PHYSIO

Adam Johnson

Nationality: English

Joined from Millwall in January 2015 and promoted to first team two years later.

OSTEOPATH

Mark Kehoe

Nationality: English

Started with the club as a soft tissue specialist in 2015 and appointed osteopath four years later.

PSYCHOLOGY & WELLBEING

HEAD OF PSYCHOLOGY & WELLBEING

James Bell

Nationality: English

Appointed to this unique role (no other club has a performance role dedicated to wellbeing) at the end of 2019/20. Has a rich and varied CV, having worked for UK Sport, the RFU and Cleveland Browns in the NFL.

MENTAL WELLBEING MANAGER

Cara Lea Moseley

Nationality: Welsh

Qualified psychologist who played international netball for Wales from 2006 to 2018, including at two World Championships and two Commonwealth Games. Appointed to this role (another unique one) in April 2020.

ANALYSTS

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS MANAGER

Eoin Bradford

Nationality: English

With Derby for five years before joining Brighton in July 2015.

LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Nick Stanley

Nationality:

Joined from Bournemouth in July 2012 and has worked his way from Academy to first team to lead analyst.

SENIOR PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Jordan Tribe

Nationality: English

Another long-standing member of staff, having worked for the Seagulls since 2012.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Sam Hudson

Nationality: English

Lead performance analyst in the Academy for almost three years before being promoted to the first team in November 2018.

GOALKEEPER ANALYST

Matthew Parker

Nationality: English

Joined from Bournemouth, where he had performed this role for five years, in September 2021.

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