Leeds United staff profiles

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

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL/ COACHING

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Victor Orta

Nationality: Spanish

Was at Middlesbrough for 18 months as chief scout before leaving at the end of 2016/17. Previously at Seville (where he worked under the legendary Monchi), Zenit and Elche. DoF role newly created by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani after he bought the club.

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.

MEDICAL & SCIENCE

SPORT SCIENTIST

Tom Robinson

Nationality: English

Graduate of Leeds Beckett 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 last June.

REHAB & INJURY PREVENTION

Dan Birdsall

Nationality: English

Appointed to the newly-created role in July 2017, having previously been a fitness coach at Blackpool and Bolton.

PHYSIO

Steven Megson

Nationality: English

Was first team physio at Leeds for six years before moving to Bolton in June 2013. Returned to Elland Road in December 2015 as Head Physio.

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.

ASSISTANT PHYSIO

Henry McStay

Nationality: Irish

Joined the Thorp Arch team in August 2012 and was promoted to the first team in November 2015.

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.

RECRUITMENT ANALYST

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.

SCOUT

Dani Salas

Nationality: Spanish

A recruit from Seville, where he worked with Orta.

ANALYSIS

HEAD OF ANALYSIS

Alex Davies

Nationality: English

Has been at Elland Road for more than seven years, initially as Performance Analyst, before being promoted to head of department.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Chris Meek

Nationality: English

Joined Leeds from Huddersfield in July 2014, initially as Head of Academy Performance. Promoted to the first team in June this year.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Banat Labaien

Nationality: Spanish

Another who worked at Elche, from July 2016 to May 2017. Assistant coach at Fuenlabrada in the lower leagues in Spain before that.

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