Everton staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 3, 2018
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
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.
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.
Francisco de Miguel Moreno
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.
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.
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
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.
HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE
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.
With the club since June 2011, initially working with the Ladies team.
Joined in October 2016, having previously been with the Salford City Reds rugby league team.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Arrived at the club as an intern in July 2016. Has been first-team S&C coach since July 2019.
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 SERVICES
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
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.
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.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS
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
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.
Arrived from Forest Green Rovers, where he had a unique role - analyst/ energy trader. Appointed by Everton ahead of the 2017/18 season.
Was a strategic analyst with Merseyside Police for a decade before joining Everton in July 2015.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
Worked for Manchester United before joining Everton in 2002. Said to possess "diplomatic skills, an assured manner and quiet competence."