Newcastle United staff profiles

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

COACHING STAFF

MANAGER

Eddie Howe

Nationality: English

A hero at Bournemouth, having risen through the ranks there as a player before becoming manager in January 2009. Led a side that had been threatened with relegation to the Conference all the way to the Premier League (with a short spell at Burnley in between). Eventually departed in May 2020. After a year out of the game he now has the opportunity to prove his credentials at one of the richest clubs in the world.

ASSISTANT

Jason Tindall

Nationality: English

Howe's long-time assistant. Joined him at Bournemouth in January 2009, went with him to Burnley and came back to the Cherries to help them climb all the way to the Premier League. Succeeded Howe for a brief - and ill-fated - spell as Bournemouth's manager, before then assisting Paul Heckingbottom at Sheffield United at the end of 2020/21.

ASSISTANT

Graeme Jones

Nationality: English

The Gateshead-born coach is a lifelong Newcastle fan and joined the club in January 2021 from Bournemouth, where he had been first-team coach for five months. Worked with former team-mate Roberto Martinez at Swansea, Wigan, Everton and Belgium, before a brief spell as a manager in his own right, at Luton Town.

ASSISTANT

Stephen Purches

Nationality: English

Another of Howe's former staff from Bournemouth. Played for the Cherries for more than a decade before joining the club’s youth set-up as a coach in 2004. Progressed to become first-team coach and then assistant to Howe. Left in June 2021 when Scott Parker was appointed manager of the south coast club.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Simon Weatherstone

Nationality: English

The Pro Licence holder was first-team coach at Bournemouth under Howe from June 2014 to June 2021

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

Ben Dawson

Nationality: English

Took on his current role in 2020/21 and focuses on players transitioning from Academy to first team. Has been with Newcastle since 2014, moving from U21s coach to Head of Coaching.

GOALKEEPER COACH

SIMON SMITH

Nationality: English

Was a youth player for Newcastle before becoming a coach for them, first in the Academy and then with the first team. Left for 11 years to work for teams including the Canadian Soccer Association and LA Galaxy, before returning in 2015.

MEDICAL

HEAD OF MEDICAL

DR PAUL CATTERSON

Nationality: English

Long-standing member of staff who heads up the medical department. Has worked for the Magpies since 2009.

HEAD PHYSIO

Derek Wright

Nationality: English

A Newcastle United institution, having worked for the club for more than 30 years.

PHYSIO

DAVE GALLEY

Nationality: English

Joined in February 2022 from Plymouth Argyle. Massively experienced, having been Head Physio at Liverpool, Sunderland and for England U21s.

PHYSIO

DANIEL MARTI

Nationality: Spanish

Ran his own clinic - as well as consulting with West Ham and Tottenham - before joining the Magpies in 2016.

PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Dan Hodges

Nationality: English

Arrived with Howe in November 2021. Worked with the manager at Bournemouth from 2012 and actually remained at the club under Tindall and then Scott Parker.

LEAD SPORT SCIENTIST

Liam Mason

Nationality: English

Joined at the end of the 2021/22 season. Previously spent eight years with Blackburn Rovers, starting as an intern before going on to become Head of Performance.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Nick Grantham

Nationality: English

Appointed shortly after Steve Bruce became manager in summer of 2019. Highly experienced, having worked for West Brom, Nottingham Forest and the Football Association.

SPORT SCIENTIST

James Allan

Nationality: English

Promoted from assistant to first team sports scientist in October 2020.

SPORT SCIENTIST & DATA ANALYST

John Fitzpatrick

Nationality: English

Promoted from Lead Academy Sport Scientist in June 2021. Joined the club in February 2013 as an intern.

PHYSIO

DANIEL MARTI

Nationality: Spanish

Ran his own clinic, as well as consulting with West Ham and Tottenham, before joining the Magpies in 2016.

ANALYSIS

FIRST TEAM COACH-ANALYST

Mark Leyland

Nationality: English

Joined from Liverpool in December 2021 to take on this new role. Remit is to work closely with the coaching staff to ensure that analysis is impacting training and match preparation/ reflection. Worked for the Reds for eight-and-a-half years, as post-match analyst and then Head of Post-Match Analysis and Elite Player Analysis.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Kieran Taylor

Nationality: English

Was an intern at the club before taking on his current role in July 2018.

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