Everton staff profiles

Pen pics of Everton's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.

FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES

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.

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."

ASSISTANTS

MANAGER

Carlo Ancelotti

Nationality: Italian

His appointment in December 2019 meant owner Farhad Moshiri got the superstar manager he had craved. Ancelotti is one of only three managers to have won the Champions League three times (twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid). Has won domestic titles in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain and is one of only seven people to have won the European Cup as both player and manager.

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 Ancelotti.

ASSISTANT

Davide Ancelotti

Nationality: Italian

Played in the AC Milan youth team when his father was in charge of the senior side, but never made it as a professional. Studied sports science and worked as a fitness coach at Real Madrid and PSG, before becoming assistant at Bayern Munich and Napoli.

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.

PERFORMANCE AND MEDICAL

FITNESS COACH

Francesco Mauri

Nationality: Italian

Ancelotti worked with Mauri's father, Giovanni, for many years, going all the way back to Parma in 1996. At Napoli last year he turned to Mauri Jnr and has brought him with him to Goodison.

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

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.

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.

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.

MASSEUR

Craig Yuill

Nationality: English

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

ANALYSIS/ DATA SCIENCE

VIDEO ANALYST

Simeone Montanaro

Nationality: Italian

Worked with Ancelotti at Napoli and has also served for AC Milan, Sampdoria, Fiorentina and Roma in his homeland, as well as Spanish side Sevilla.

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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