Brighton staff profiles
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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
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.
Roberto De Zerbi
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.
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.
Background is as a video analyst and he worked with AC Milan from 2006 to 2016. Then became assistant to Andriy Shevchenko with the Ukraine national team, helping them to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Lives with De Zerbi in Brighton.
Re-joined club in July 2019 as an over-aged U23 player. Then became U21s Head Coach and was interim first-team manager when Graham Potter left for Chelsea (although he didn't actually take charge of a game). Stayed on staff under De Zerbi and is a “conduit” between U21s and first team.
HEAD GOALKEEPING COACH
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
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.
SET PIECES COACH
Joined the club as an intern in July 2012 and rose up the ranks to become Lead Performance Analyst. Has been set pieces coach - the club's first - since July 2019.
MEDICAL AND PERFORMANCE
HEAD OF MEDICAL
With the club since 2014. Previously worked in rugby union, with the RFU and Gloucester.
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
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.
Joined in January 2023, replacing Stephen Lewis. A musculoskeletal specialist who is highly experienced in sport, having previously worked with England U19s, U20s & U21s and as the Lead Academy Doctor at West Ham.
Joined from Nottingham Forest as an Academy physio in 2017. Promoted to first-team duties in July 2021.
Started with the club as a soft tissue specialist in 2015 and appointed osteopath four years later.
PSYCHOLOGY & WELLBEING
HEAD OF PSYCHOLOGY & WELLBEING
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
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.
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS MANAGER
With Derby for five years before joining Brighton in July 2015.
LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Joined from Bournemouth in July 2012 and has worked his way from Academy to first team to lead analyst.
SENIOR PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Another long-standing member of staff, having worked for the Seagulls since 2012.
Lead performance analyst in the Academy for almost three years before being promoted to the first team in November 2018.
Joined from Bournemouth, where he had performed this role for five years, in September 2021.