Newcastle United staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — December 2, 2017
MANAGER & COACHES
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.
Highly-experienced coach, who briefly served as caretaker manager of Middlesbrough. First worked with Bruce at Aston Villa and followed him to Sheffield Wednesday and now Newcastle.
Son of legendary England goalkeeper Ray, and played almost 250 games in the Premier League. Played under Bruce at Birmingham and then joined him as a coach at Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and now Newcastle.
INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT COACH
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.
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 & SCIENCE
HEAD OF MEDICAL
DR PAUL CATTERSON
Heads up the medical department, which includes sport scientists, masseurs and physios. Has worked for Newcastle since 2009.
HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE
Worked for Wigan, Cardiff, Liverpool and the Aspire Academy in Qata before joining Huddersfield in October 2018. Went on to become their Head of Performance, before replacing the long-serving Jamie Harley at Newcastle in July 2021.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Appointed shortly after Steve Bruce became manager in summer of 2019. Highly experienced, having worked for West Brom, Nottingham Forest and the Football Association.
A Newcastle United institution, having worked for the club for more than 30 years.
Returned to the club in September 2021, having been Academy physio there from 2001 to 2005. Also works as senior physio for the Wales national team.
Promoted from assistant to first team sports scientist in October 2020.
SPORT SCIENTIST & DATA ANALYST
Promoted from Lead Academy Sport Scientist in June 2021. Joined the club in February 2013 as an intern.
Ran his own clinic, as well as consulting with West Ham and Tottenham, before joining the Magpies in 2016.
FIRST TEAM ANALYST
Started with the club as a community coach before moving into analysis shortly afterwards. In current role since 2017.