Manchester City staff profiles

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MANAGER/ DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

MANAGER

Pep Guardiola

Nationality: Spanish

A disciple of Johan Cruyff and a linchpin of the Dutchman's European Cup winning Barcelona side. Graduated from La Masia to manage the side, leading them to unprecedented levels of success, with three La Ligas, three Copa del Reys and two Champion League titles. Won three league titles with Bayern Munich, though not the Champions League. Arrived at City in the summer of 2016.

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Txiki Begiristain

Nationality: Spanish

A fine player, who was capped 22 times by Spain. Worked as technical director at Barcelona from 2008 to 2010. Brought to City by his old boss Ferran Soriano, who is now CEO at the club.

COACHING

ASSISTANT

Rodolfo Borrell

Nationality: Spanish

Promoted from Academy Technical Director, a role he had held since 2014, by Guardiola last summer. Previously Technical Director and Head of Coaching at Liverpool's Academy.

ASSISTANT

Brian Kidd

Nationality: English

A European Cup winner with Manchester United, who was assistant manager of the Reds for seven years. Joined City in the same role in 2009. Guardiola kept him on to "help me to get to know the players."

GOALKEEPING COACH

Xabier Mancisidor

Nationality: Spanish

Brought to City by Manuel Pellegrini, with whom he had worked at Malaga. Former Majorca goalkeeper kept on at Etihad by Guardiola.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Carles Planchart

Nationality: Spanish

Analyst worked with Guardiola at Barca B, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Says Guardiola likes to sit down with him as soon as he can after a match to analyse it on his laptop.

HEAD OF PLAYER SUPPORT & PROTOCOL

Manel Estiarte

Nationality: Spanish

An unusual job title but a crucial role: Estiarte is Guardiola's mentor and sounding board. Guardiola once said: "Managers are very, very alone. It is good for me to have him here." The Catalan was once Spain's finest water polo player and won gold at the 1996 Olympics.

ASSISTANT

Juan Manuel Lillo

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed in June 2020, replacing Mikel Arteta, who had left the previous December to manage Arsenal. His long and varied coaching career may not appear that auspicious, but he has been a major influence on Guardiola. Managed him at Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico in 2005.

FITNESS COACH

Lorenzo Buenaventura

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Guardiola at Barcelona and Bayern. Oversees the team and individual fitness programmes. Regarded as crucial to the high-energy, fast-pressing style of the manager.

SET PIECE COACH

Nicolas Jover

Nationality: French

Joined at the start of 2019/20 as the club's first set piece coach. Previously worked at Brentford for three seasons and, before that, Montpellier.

PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL

HEAD OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Max Sala

Nationality: Italian

City's long-standing team doctor. Despite the recruitment of Eduardo Mauri (below) and regular rumours about his future following Guardiola's arrival, Sala remains. A graduate of the University of Ferrara in Italy.

HEAD OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Sam Erith

Nationality: English

Joined City in summer of 2011 as Head of Sports Science after seven years in the same role with Spurs. Went on to become Global Lead for Human Performance with City, overseeing their network of clubs. Worked with England at Euro 2016.

HEAD S&C

Simon Bitcon

Nationality: English

A prominent practitioner who has been with City for a decade. Has also worked with world champion boxer Carl Frampton (above, right). His brother Mark is Head of Performance Services at the City's Academy.

SPORTS SCIENTIST/ S&C

Donough Holohan

Nationality: Irish

Joined in July 2012. Was Head of Sports Science at Charlton before that.

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Barry Hamilton

Nationality: Irish

Hails from Blackrock in Dublin, where he played at a semi-pro level. Joined City from STATSports. Worked for Croatia at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

DOCTOR

Eduardo Mauri

Nationality: Spanish

Joined City last summer. Played for Espanyol before qualifying as a doctor and working for them in that capacity. Went on to Qatar national team and AS Eupen in Belgium. Another Catalan on the staff.

NUTRITIONIST

Silvia Tremoleda

Nationality: Spanish

Worked with Guardiola at Barcelona, where she spent four seasons. Left in 2012 but continued to work with Lionel Messi afterwards. Personal friend of Chief Executive Ferran Soriano and Director of Football Txiqui Begiristain

NUTRITIONIST

Tom Parry

Nationality: English

Long-standing member of staff who has worked under managers going back to Roberto Mancini.

PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGIST

Pete Lindsay

Nationality: English

Started out as an analyst for HSBC before moving into psychology. Worked for English Institute of Sport prior to joining City in August 2015. Also a director of Mindflick, a private company providing coaching and consultancy for business executives.

HEAD PHYSIO

James Baldwin

Nationality: English

Joined the club from Middlesbrough in March 2009, initially with the reserves. Promoted to first team in November 2010 and then took the top job in February 2019, replacing Lee Nobes.

PHYSIO

Steven Lilley

Nationality: English

Has been with City for seven years, moving from Academy to first team in 2013.

PHYSIO

Anthony Greenhouse

Nationality: English

Joined City in February 2008 from nearby Oldham. Promoted from Academy to first team in February 2019.

PHYSIO

Federico Genovesi

Nationality: Italian

Qualified osteopath who previously worked at Lazio and Palermo in Italy.

SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST

Mark Sertori

Nationality: English

Played in the lower leagues as a striker and centre half. Retrained as a sports therapist with the PFA and has previously worked with Bolton and Newcastle.

PERFORMANCE THERAPIST

Ben Thompson

Nationality: Welsh

Has been at City since July 2007. Also works as a sports therapist with the Welsh national team.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Eduardo Alvarez Gil

Nationality: Spanish

Spaniard joined the club in July 2016.

PHYSIO/ SPORTS THERAPIST

Mario Pafundi

Nationality: Italian

Joined City in October 2016, having previously worked as a sports therapist for Team Sky and British Cycling.

CONSULTANT PSYCHOLOGIST

David Young

Nationality: English

Has been working with City's first team since July 2019. Also lead performance psychologist with the England and Wales Cricket Board - and worked for Wolves for four years.

ANALYSTS

SENIOR PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Aaron Briggs

Nationality: English

With City since 2011 and has worked with Academy and Women's teams too. Previously at Preston North End.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Harry Dunn

Nationality: English

Succeeded Rands as Head of Performance Analysis at Scunthorpe, then joined him at City in September 2014.

VIDEO ANALYST

Piet Cremers

Nationality: Dutch

Hired from sister club NAC Breda in January 2018. Worked for Brentford for a year and is an expert in the expected goals model.

SET PIECE ANALYST

Dylan Jones

Nationality: English

Joined in September 2019, having been a performance analyst at Derby for 11 months.

DATA SCIENCE

DIRECTOR OF INSIGHTS AND DECISION TECHNOLOGY

Brian Prestidge

Nationality: Scottish

Heads up data science across the nine teams in the City Football Group, including Manchester City. Was promoted from Data Scientist in January 2020, replacing Lee Mooney.

FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

Ravi Mistry

Nationality: English

Appointed in June 2020 and will be "leading the analytical development of our practitioners and advancing our football intelligence capabilities," in the words of Prestidge.

Previously worked for The Information Lab in London for five years.

PERFORMANCE PHYSICIST

John-Mark Sisman

Nationality: English

Appointed in July 2020. Role is to "accelerate the application of physics-based concepts that have been developed at City Football Group over the last four years in order to solve football-focused performance challenges.”

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