Everton staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 3, 2018
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Became Technical Director at RKC Waalwijk after retiring from playing in 1997. Moved to AZ Alkmaar in 2005 and helped the unfashionable team win the Dutch title. PSV won the league three times in four years under his stewardship. Appointed by Everton in May 2018 and given a seat on the Board in January 2019.
Signed a three-year contract at the end of May. There are many highlights to his short career: winning the Portuguese Cup with Sporting, winning the Greek league with Olympiakos and rousing a demoralised Hull. However, he has only stayed more than a season at one of his five clubs, Estoril.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
Pictured next to each new recruit as they sign their contract. Worked for Manchester United before joining Everton in 2002. Said to possess "diplomatic skills, an assured manner and quiet competence."
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY
Joined club from Deloitte Business Group in January 2017, initially as Head of Academy Performance. Promoted to current role in June 2018, "to support Marcel Brands in embedding his philosophy".
Luis Boa Morte
In June 2019, the former Arsenal and Fulham forward replaced Joao Pedro Silva, who had left to become Head Coach of Portuguese side Famalicão, on the Everton coaching staff. Worked with Silva at Sporting Lisbon (where he was U19 coach) and was most recently assistant at Maccabi Haifa.
FIRST TEAM COACH
Leads on fitness and workload monitoring. His coaching career began with the youth teams at Benfica and Sporting, before he moved to Saudi Arabia. Silva brought him home to Portugal to work at Estoril.
FIRST TEAM COACH
Famous former player who joined club's Academy as a coach in 2011. Promoted to first-team duties in 2014.
Worked under Carlos Queiroz for the Portuguese national team. Spent six years at Benfica before the call came from Silva and Hull.
A Uefa Pro Licence coach who first worked with Silva at Olympiakos. The manager then took him to Hull, Watford and now Everton.
PERFORMANCE AND MEDICAL
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE
Had been at Benfica for 17 years, setting up the highly-respected Benfica Lab in 2006. Departure regarded as a big loss by the Portuguese club. Appointed by Everton in July 2018, replacing Ryland Morgans.
DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL
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.
HEAD OF THERAPY
Was Head of Medical Services at the club for four-and-a-half years before departing at the end of 2014. Returned in this new role in July 2018, having been Head of Medical and Sport Science at Aston Villa since November 2016.
HEAD OF REHAB
Arrived from Aston Villa in September 2013, as U21s Fitness Coach. Promoted to current role in June 2014.
With the club since June 2011, initially working with the Ladies team.
INJURY PREVENTION PHYSIO
Previously worked at Bolton, Birmingham and Wolves. Joined Everton in July 2015.
Salford University graduate who joined in September 2013. Responsible for screening, monitoring, preparation and rehab.
An institution at Everton. Began his career at the club in the mid-1990s under Howard Kendall.
Joined in October 2016, having previously been with the Salford City Reds rugby league team.
With Everton since 1999. Initially with the Academy, before being promoted in 2010. Treats feet, ankles and lower leg.
Recruited from Manchester City, where he had been for a decade, in the summer of 2016.
LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Joined from Prozone in 2009 and was promoted to head of department in 2012. Uses stats and video to analyse Everton's performance and that of future opponents.
Arrived from Forest Green Rovers, where he had a unique role - analyst/ energy trader. Appointed by Everton ahead of the 2017/18 season.