Crystal Palace staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 3, 2018
Pen pics of Crystal Palace's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click HERE.
Made 237 appearances for the Eagles as a player between 2000 and 2008. Was also their manager in 2011/12 and assistant manager. Appointed in August 2017 to work on "all footballing aspects of the club," according to owner Steve Parish.
Back at Palace for his 24th managerial job. A legend of English coaching, having managed in England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the UAE, Italy, Switzerland. Managed England at three major tournaments, ultimately ending in ignominy with defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016. Was at Palace, his boyhood club, from 2017 to 2021, taking charge of 162 matches.
His relationship with Hodgson goes all the way back to 1974, when Hodgson took him for his preliminary coaching badge at the age of 18 (and passed him). Was coach and assistant manager at Palace from 1994 to 1998. Managed Brentford and Watford before becoming assistant to Hodgson at Fulham in 2007. After that the duo have worked for England, Palace, Watford and are now back at Selhurst Park.
Appointed in January 2018. Was Hodgson's goalkeeping coach at West Brom in 2011/12. Made 664 appearances for six clubs during a 21-year playing career.
Played more than 250 senior games as a player. Appointed Palace U18 Head Coach in 2016. Progressed to the U21s before joining the first-team staff under Hodgson.
HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE
Joined in 2016 as U21 sports science intern. Promoted to first-team S&C coach in July 2018 following departure of Alessandro Schoenmaker. Took on current role in September 2021.
Worked for PSG as a Performance Scientist before joining Leeds Beckett University in October 2017. Has been with the Eagles since the start of 2022.
HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Joined in December 2018 from Notts County. Promoted to Head of S&C at the start of 2022.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Previously worked for Liverpool. Joined Palace in December 2019 and is also a sport scientist for Wales.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Joined in January 2022 from QPR B team.
HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE
A well-known figure in football, having been first-team doctor at Liverpool (2010-2015), Tottenham (2008-2010) and Leyton Orient (2005-2007). Joined Palace in July 2015.
Another very experienced practitioner, having been Head of Medical at Hartlepool and Huddersfield and first-team physio at Arsenal for three years. Joined from Newcastle United in February 2022 and also works for the Wales national team.
Joined from Blackburn Rovers, where he was assistant first-teams physio, in August 2020. Had previously worked with Ireland Rugby League and the Huddersfield Giants.
Joined from Fulham in February 2020. Has also worked on Soccer Aid as a physio since June 2018.
Worked for Millwall and Charlton before joining Palace in September 2019.
HEAD SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST
With Palace since January 2013. Previously worked with Sussex County Cricket.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST
Has worked for the Eagles since August 2017.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE AND RECRUITMENT ANALYSIS
Held the same role at Newcastle United before being recruited by the Eagles in 2015.
Promoted from Head of Academy Performance Analysis to first team in April 2019. Joined club in July 2017 from Derby.
Joined in July 2021 from Tottenham, where he had worked full-time for a year.