Everton staff profiles

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Marcel Brands

Nationality: Dutch

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.

COACHING STAFF

MANAGER

Rafa Benitez

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed at the end of June 2021 on a three-year contract. Has won seven major honours during his managerial career, including two La Liga titles, the Coppa Italia, the FA Cup, Europa League and - most famously of all - the Champions League. That latter trophy was, of course, secured with city rivals Liverpool and the Spaniard faces a battle to win over a section of the Everton support, especially after describing them as a "small team" in 2007.

ASSISTANT

Francisco de Miguel Moreno

Nationality: Spanish

Fitness expert who joined Benitez at Liverpool in 2007/8 and stayed with him at Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Dalian in China. Unsurprisingly among his first appointments at Goodison.

ASSISTANT

Duncan Ferguson

Nationality: Scottish

Famous former player who joined club's Academy as a coach in 2011. Promoted to first-team duties in 2014. Took caretaker charge when Marco Silva was sacked and retained under Carlo Ancelotti and then Benitez.

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 and then Benitez.

FIRST-TEAM COACH/ SENIOR ANALYST

Antonio Gomez

Nationality: Spanish

Played under Benitez for Real Madrid B and joined him on the coaching staff at Liverpool in 2009/10. Managed Valladolid for a period in 2010 before two years in charge of Albacete. Reunited with Benitez at Napoli in 2013 and stayed with his countryman at Real Madrid, Newcastle, Dalian and now Everton.

PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE

Jamie Harley

Nationality: English

Worked for Newcastle United for 11 years before leaving at end of 2020/21. Had been close to a move to the Middle East before Benitez came calling.

SPORT SCIENTIST

David Flower

Nationality: English

With the club since June 2011, initially working with the Ladies team.

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.

HEAD OF THERAPY SERVICES

DANNY DONACHIE

Nationality: English

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.

INJURY PREVENTION PHYSIO

Carl Howarth

Nationality: English

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

REHAB FITNESS COACH

Cristian Fernandez

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Benitez for three of his five seasons at Newcastle United. Previously on the staff at Northampton Town and Hull City. Joined the Toffees in October 2021.

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.

ANALYSIS

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS

Paul Graley

Nationality: English

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. Moved into this new role, which will look across all aspects of performance, in February 2021.

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Tom Gardner

Nationality: English

Joined the Toffees from Southampton, where he was Academy Performance Analyst, in April 2019. Replaced Graley in his current role at the end of 2020.

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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