Leeds United staff profiles

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HEAD COACH/ SPORTING DIRECTOR

HEAD COACH

Marcelo Bielsa

Nationality: Argentine

Bielsa may have only won three major trophies during his career (two Argentine titles and the 2004 Olympics), but commands cult status, with Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino among his disciples. Hasn't disappointed in England, leading Leeds back to the promised land of the Premier League. His team has been characterised by youth, high-pressing and dominant possession.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Victor Orta

Nationality: Spanish

Middlesbrough's chief scout for 18 months before leaving at the end of 2016/17. Previously at Seville (where he worked under the legendary Monchi), Zenit and Elche. Pivotal in bringing Bielsa to the club. Explained his philosophy in episode #7 of the TGG Podcast.

ASSISTANTS

ASSISTANT

Diego Flores

Nationality: Argentine

With Bielsa since Marseille. Like the manager, hails from Argentina.

ASSISTANT

Diego Reyes

Nationality: Chilean

First linked up with Bielsa with Chile, where he is reported to have turned up at the training ground and asked for work. Has been with the Argentine ever since - at Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio, Lille and now Leeds.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Marcos Abad

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Orta at Boro for the last four months of 2016/17, having previously been with him at Elche, where he spent seven years. Had a "big offer from China" but instead chose Leeds, according to Orta.

ASSISTANT

Pablo Quiroga

Nationality: Argentine

Specialist in video analysis who first worked with Bielsa with the Chile national team.

MEDICAL & SCIENCE

HEAD OF MEDICAL & PERFORMANCE

Rob Price

Nationality: English

Held the same role at Hull City for five years, having previously worked with Liverpool and the Football Association. Responsible for getting the players physically prepared for Bielsa's notoriously demanding style of play.

SPORT SCIENTIST

Tom Robinson

Nationality: English

A graduate of Leeds Beckett who joined the club as an intern in October 2011. Progressed to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Academy Sports Scientist before being promoted to the first team in June 2016.

FITNESS COACH

Benoit Delaval

Nationality: French

Worked for Lille for 12 years before arriving at Elland Road with Bielsa in August 2018. Impressed the Argentine during his short spell with the French side.

FITNESS COACH

Ruben Crespo

Nationality: Spanish

Worked at Krasnodar in Russia for a year before joining Hull in July 2016, where he worked with Rob Price. Moved to Leeds at the same time as his boss.

HEAD PHYSIO

Henry McStay

Nationality: Irish

Joined the Thorp Arch team in August 2012 and promoted to the first team in November 2015. Became head physio when Steve Megson left shortly after Marcelo Bielsa's appointment.

MASSEUR

Paul Evans

Nationality: Welsh

Played more than 550 games as a pro and was capped by Wales. Experienced massage therapist who has also worked for Notts County, Derby and Leicester.

PERFORMANCE NUTRITIONIST

Nessan Costello

Nationality:

Joined Leeds in January 2018, having previously been Performance Nutritionist with Leeds Rhinos for three years.

RECRUITMENT

HEAD OF EURO RECRUITMENT

Gaby Ruiz

Nationality: Spanish

Close friend of Orta, with whom he worked at Elche and Boro. Well known in Spain as a TV pundit and the creator of PC Futbol, the country's equivalent of the Football Manager game.

SCOUT

Andrea Iore

Nationality: Belgian

First arrived at Elland Road in 2015 after meeting the Cellino family in Miami. Valued as an analyst under Garry Monk but moved into scouting under Orta.

SCOUT

Dani Salas

Nationality: Spanish

A recruit from Seville, where he worked with Orta.

SCOUT

Alex Davies

Nationality: English

At Elland Road for more than eight years. Started as Performance Analyst, promoted to head of department and then moved to scouting after Bielsa arrived.

ANALYSIS

HEAD OF ANALYSIS

Guillermo Alonso

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Orta at Middlesbrough for a year - and exited with him in May 2017. The Spaniard brought his compatriot on board with him at Elland Road.

ANALYST

Jorge Garcia

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Atletico Madrid women's team for a year before joining Leeds in September 2017.

VIDEO ANALYST

Anthony Fulconis

Nationality: French

Had worked with Bielsa at Lille and moved to join him at Leeds in July 2018.

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