Leicester City staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 1, 2018
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Replaced Terry Robinson as Director of Football in December 2014. Had previously served Leicester at all levels: was a schoolboy player for them, a coach, caretaker manager and Academy Manager. Holds the Uefa Pro Licence.
Nationality: Northern Ireland
After spells at Watford and Reading, Rodgers marked himself out as a serious managerial talent at Swansea, where he secured promotion to the Premier League and finished 11th in their first season there. Three full seasons followed at Liverpool, including a famous second-placed finish to Manchester City in 2013/14. At Celtic, Rodgers secured a historic 'double Double' in his two full seasons in charge.
Rodgers' youth team captain at Reading. Linked up with him again at Swansea City, as a performance analyst. Then became assistant first team coach at Liverpool and assistant manager at Celtic.
The tactical analyst was promoted to first-team coach by Leicester at the end of June 2018. Holds the Uefa Pro Licence and has previously worked at Norwich, Manchester City and Ukrainian side Tavriya Simferopol. Took temporary charge of the Foxes along with Stowell in February 2019.
FIRST TEAM & GK COACH
Goalkeeper coach at the club for 13 years and has now had five brief spells as caretaker manager. Added title of first-team coach under Nigel Pearson.
Nationality: Ivory Coast
A famous player who was part of the Arsenal Invincibles side and played under Rodgers at Liverpool and Celtic. He was appointed to the coaching staff at Celtic Park in September 2017 before moving with Rodgers to Leicester.
FITNESS & PERFORMANCE COACH
One of the most experienced figures in football performance. Worked with Rodgers at Reading, before eight years on the first team staff at Chelsea. Reunited with Rodgers at Liverpool, where he became Head of Science, and then joined Celtic as Head of Performance.
HEAD OF FITNESS & CONDITIONING
A graduate of nearby Loughborough University. Started as an intern at Leicester in 2008. Left for Hull, before returning, with Balsom, in 2011. Also works with England U19s and U20s.
Another Loughborough graduate, who worked at Leicester as intern in 2011/12. Joined full-time in 2013 and promoted to first team in 2014/15.
ASSISTANT SPORT SCIENTIST
Appointed in July 2019, having completed his degree at Loughborough University. Replaced Jack Milligan, who went to work for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
STRENGTH & POWER COACH
Joined from Leicester Tigers rugby club in 2012/13. A graduate of Liverpool John Moores University.
Also consults for Bristol City, Wasps rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union Academy. Employed by Pro Athlete Supplementation.
Dr Bryan English
Joined from Middlesbrough at the start of 2020/21, following the sacking of long-standing Head Physio Dave Rennie. Rodgers, who had worked with English at Chelsea, explained: "Now we're going down a different path... we’re looking to bring in a Head of Medicine ahead of that transition to a new training ground."
Dr Ian Patchett
Started providing match cover in 1992, before becoming medical officer in 2000. Also a part-time GP in Leicester.
Initially joined as first-team lead masseur in 2013. Switched to become physio after gaining a BSc from the University of Salford. Specialises in performance.
Joined from Bournemouth at the end of 2020/21. Had two spells with the Cherries - one as Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine and another as first-team physio - covering a total of seven years. Specialises in rehab.
Did work experience with the U23s in 2015/16. Appointed to first-team duties in 2017.
DATA AND ANALYSIS
HEAD OF FOOTBALL ANALYTICS
First person to hold this new role. Previously worked full-time for statistical analysis website Football Whispers and did one and a half days a week as first team data analyst at Huddersfield Town. Has a PhD in Modelling Neural Brain Responses and Pattern Recognition.
SENIOR PERFORMANCE ANALYST
With Leicester since 2008. Previously worked for Hawk-Eye.
Was an intern at the club and now in his fourth full season as a permanent member of staff.
TRAINING & PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Spent six years at Aston Villa, latterly as Head of Performance Analysis. Joined Leicester in August 2016.
Worked under Rodgers at Celtic as opposition scout. Joined the Foxes in the summer of 2019.