Burnley staff profiles

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

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Mike Rigg

Nationality: English

Highly experienced, having held senior positions at Manchester City, the Football Association and Fulham. Appointed in November 2018 and described as someone who could "help move the club forward" by chairman Mike Garlick. Currently on gardening leave ahead of exit.

COACHING

MANAGER

Sean Dyche

Nationality: English

When he took over, in October 2012, the club were in the lower reaches of the Championship and had a dilapidated training ground. Now they are well established in the Premier League and boast the state-of-the-art Barnfield Centre. Has signed a new contract to 2022.

ASSISTANT

Ian Woan

Nationality: English

Was a talented midfielder who played with Dyche at Nottingham Forest and worked as his assistant at Watford. Came to Burnley with the manager in October 2012 and they have been together ever since. Trusted ally and valued coach.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Steve Stone

Nationality: English

Came through the ranks at Nottingham Forest with Dyche and Woan as a player. Joined club in November 2018 as U23s boss and was promoted to current role in July 2021.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Billy Mercer

Nationality: English

Apprentice at hometown club Liverpool, although he never made a first-team appearance for them. Went on to play for Sheffield United, Rotherham and Chesterfield. Brought to Burnley by manager Brian Laws in 2010.

TRANSITION GOALKEEPER COACH

Connor King

Nationality: English

Replaced Fabian Otte, who left to join Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of 2020/21, The former Burnley U23 player returned to the club as a full-time coach in March 2020 before taking up his current position in August 2021.

SCIENCE & MEDICAL

HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE

Mark Howard

Nationality: English

Joined in February 2013 from nearby Blackburn Rovers. One of the most experienced practitioners in the Premier League, having worked for Bolton, Newcastle & Fulham.

LEAD STRENGTH & REHAB COACH

Chris Wilding

Nationality: English

Appointed in July 2021 after a season as Head of Medical Services and Performance at Barrow in League Two. Formerly Lead S&C coach at Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers - which is where he worked with Howard.

PERFORMANCE COACH

Mike Goulden

Nationality: English

Promoted from the Academy, where he was Lead S&C Coach, in June 2021. Joined the club in 2017.

PERFORMANCE COACH

Matt Challoner

Nationality: English

Like Ghoulden was promoted from the Academy in June 2021. Former pro player who represented Blackpool, Southport and Chorley.

HEAD PHYSIO

Alasdair Beattie

Nationality: English

With Burnley since July 2010. Previously worked for Spurs for 12 years and Man City for five.

PHYSIO

Phil Pomeroy

Nationality: English

Burnley stalwart, having been at the club since December 2010. Promoted from Academy to first team in 2017.

PHYSIO

Nicholas McCarthy

Nationality: English

Joined in December 2017 from GB basketball. Promoted from Academy to first team in October 2018.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Tom Short

Nationality: English

Graduated from University of Chester in 2013 and soon joined Burnley.

MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr Simon Morris

Nationality: English

Long-time club doctor. Works as a GP and has also assisted Lancashire Cricket Club.

PERFORMANCE NUTRITIONIST

Elliot Frankland

Nationality: English

The Liverpool John Moores graduate joined the Clarets as a sports science intern in February 2015 and was promoted to performance nutritionist in July 2016.

ANALYSTS

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Adam Fairclough

Nationality: English

Appointed in August 2013. Had been a sports coach with Liverpool John Moores University.

ASSISTANT ANALYST

Daniel Morrison

Nationality: English

Joined as an intern in May 2013 and got a full-time job the following summer.

ADMIN/ OPERATIONS

GENERAL MANAGER

Matt Williams

Nationality: English

Appointed in November 2015. Fulfils a lot of administrative functions for the Clarets. Formerly at Blackpool and Shrewsbury.

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