Everton staff profiles

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Kevin Thelwell

Nationality: English

Appointed in February 2022, replacing Marcel Brands, who had left the previous December. Had been Head of Sport at New York Red Bulls for two years and Sporting Director at Wolves between 2016 & 2020. Prior to that he was Head of Football Development & Recruitment for the Midlands club from 2013 to 2016.

COACHING STAFF

MANAGER

Frank Lampard

Nationality: English

A legendary player who won 106 England caps and served Chelsea for 13 years, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League. Began his managerial career with Derby in 2018/19, taking them to the play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa. Appointed Chelsea boss the following season, leading them to Champions League qualification despite a transfer ban. Sacked in January 2021 with the side ninth in the Premier League. Appointed Everton boss on a two-and-a-half year contract in January 2022.

ASSISTANT

Joe Edwards

Nationality: English

Worked alongside Lampard when he was Chelsea boss and stayed on under Thomas Tuchel, forming part of the backroom staff that won the 2021 Champions League. Was with the west London side for a total of 27 years as a youth player and then coach. Re-joined Lampard at Everton in January 2022.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Paul Clement

Nationality: English

Highly-experienced coach, having managed Derby County, Swansea City and Reading. Knows Lampard from his four years at Chelsea, from 2007 to 2011, when he held coaching roles with both the Academy and first team. Was out of football since being sacked by Belgian side Cercle Brugge in February 2021 before joining Lampard at Everton a year later.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Alan Kelly

Nationality: Irish

Played in goal for Preston, Sheffield United and Blackburn and won 34 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Joined Everton in October 2017 under caretaker manager David Unsworth. Stepped up from the Academy again to work with Duncan Ferguson in December 2019 and retained by Ancelotti, Benitez and Lampard.

FIRST-TEAM COACH AND HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Chris Jones

Nationality: English

Was on Lampard’s staff at Derby County and Chelsea, having worked with him when he was a player for the Blues. Moved to Stamford Bridge in 2006 from Fulham and served the club for 12 years.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Ashley Cole

Nationality: English

One of England's greatest ever full-backs, who won 107 caps for his country. Played alongside Lampard throughout his Chelsea career (2006 to 2014) and coached at Derby and Chelsea Academy after retiring.

PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE

Jack Nayler

Nationality: English

Joined in September 2022 from RB Leipzig, where he'd held same role for a year. Has worked for some of the biggest clubs in Europe - Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Celtic.

SPORT SCIENTIST

Jason O'Keefe

Nationality: English

Started with club as an intern in 2014. Worked with the U23s for four-and-a-half years before being seconded to first team in January 2022. That move was made permanent at start of following season.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE COACH

Jack Dowling

Nationality: English

Worked in Everton's Academy for almost eight years before leaving for a first-team job at Blackburn Rovers in early 2021. Returned to take his current role in February 2022.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE COACH

Jack Phillips

Nationality: English

Was a pro footballer for Wigan and Accrington before joining Everton as a sport science intern in 2016. Moved into the first team as an S&C coach in 2019 before becoming physical performance coach three years later.

NUTRITIONIST

Lloyd Parker

Nationality: English

Joined in October 2016, having previously been with the Salford City Reds rugby league team.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Jack Phillips

Nationality: English

Arrived at the club as an intern in July 2016. Has been first-team S&C coach since July 2019.

MEDICAL

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL

John Hollingsworth

Nationality: English

Full-time job is as a consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Aintree. Promoted to current role, in place of Dr Aboul Shaheir, in June 2019.

INJURY PREVENTION PHYSIO

Carl Howarth

Nationality: English

Previously worked at Bolton, Birmingham and Wolves. Joined Everton in July 2015.

PHYSIO

Adam Newall

Nationality: English

Salford University graduate who joined in September 2013. Responsible for screening, monitoring, preparation and rehab.

MASSEUR

Jimmy Comer

Nationality: English

An institution at Everton. Began his career at the club in the mid-1990s under Howard Kendall.

PODIATRIST

Richie Porter

Nationality: English

With Everton since 1999. Initially with the Academy, before being promoted in 2010. Treats feet, ankles and lower leg.

MASSEUR

Craig Yuill

Nationality: English

Recruited from Manchester City, where he had been for a decade, in the summer of 2016.

DATA SCIENCE

DATA SCIENTIST

Charlie Reeves

Nationality: English

Arrived from Forest Green Rovers, where he had a unique role - analyst/ energy trader. Appointed by Everton ahead of the 2017/18 season.

DATA SCIENTIST

MICHAEL GITTINS

Nationality: English

Was a strategic analyst with Merseyside Police for a decade before joining Everton in July 2015.

OPERATIONS

HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

David Harrison

Nationality: English

Worked for Manchester United before joining Everton in 2002. Said to possess "diplomatic skills, an assured manner and quiet competence."

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