Everton staff profiles

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MANAGER AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENT

MANAGER

Sam Allardyce

Nationality: English

Appointed in November, having previously announced his retirement from club management. Career spans more than 25 years, taking in the likes of Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. His England reign lasted just one game though - against Slovakia - before he was sacked in light of a Daily Telegraph exposé.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Steve Walsh

Nationality: English

Was a PE teacher before moving into scouting. Credited with the purchases of Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kanté and Jamie Vardy at Leicester, where he was assistant manager. Joined Toffees in July 2016 and has been under pressure following a £150m summer recruitment drive which is yet to bear fruit.

PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

Dr Ryland Morgans

Nationality: Welsh

Hugely experienced, having been Head of Performance at Swansea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace, as well as the Welsh national team - a position he still holds. Worked under Allardyce at Palace.

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL

Dr Aboul Shaheir

Nationality: Egyptian

Joined as club doctor in March 2015, before being promoted to current role last October. An accredited GP with special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Responsible for first team and U23s.

HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

David Harrison

Nationality: English

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."

Coaching

ASSISTANT

Sammy Lee

Nationality: English

Appointment angered some sections of the support because of his playing and coaching career with rivals Liverpool. Worked with Allardyce at Bolton, Palace and England.

HEAD OF COACHING

Craig Shakespeare

Nationality: English

Given a three-year deal as manager by Leicester last June, only to be sacked in October. Highly respected coach who was assistant for the Foxes when they won the 2016/17 title.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Duncan Ferguson

Nationality: Scottish

Famous former player who joined club's Academy as a coach in 2011. Promoted to first-team duties in 2014.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Martyn Margetson

Nationality: Welsh

Former Wales international who worked with Allardyce for England and Crystal Palace. Joined Everton at the end of December.

MEDICAL & PERFORMANCE

SPORT SCIENTIST

Matt Taberner

Nationality: English

Arrived from Aston Villa in September 2013, as U21s Fitness Coach. Promoted to current role in June 2014.

SPORT SCIENTIST

David Flower

Nationality: English

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

INJURY PREVENTION PHYSIO

Carl Howarth

Nationality: English

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

HEAD PHYSIO

Matt Connery

Nationality: English

Has been with Everton for 17 years. Initially worked with the professional squad before being promoted to first-team duties in 2014.

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.

NUTRITIONIST

Lloyd Parker

Nationality: English

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

PODIATRIST

Richie Porter

Nationality: English

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

CONSULTANT NUTRITIONIST

Prof Graeme Close

Nationality: English

Former rugby league pro who is now programme lead for the MSc in Sport Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University. Works as a consultant at Everton one day a week.

MASSEUR

Craig Yuill

Nationality: English

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

ANALYTICS

LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST

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.

DATA ANALYST

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.

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