Nottingham Forest staff profiles

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FOOTBALL EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

Kiriakos Dourekas

Nationality: Greek

Brought into the club by owner Evangelos Marinakis in 2018 following his takeover. Is highly trusted by Marinakis, having worked at his other club, Olympiakos, for 26 years, prior to his arrival at the City Ground. Oversees the football department and looks to the long term.

COACHING

HEAD COACH

Steve Cooper

Nationality: Welsh

Son of former referee Keith Cooper and has overseen a remarkable revival at Forest since taking over in September 2021. Club were bottom of the Championship when he arrived, with Cooper leading them to promotion via the play-offs. Had also taken Swansea City to the play-offs in the previous two seasons - and led England U17s to victory at the 2017 World Cup.

ASSISTANT

Alan Tate

Nationality: English

Former pro player who began his coaching career with Swansea City's Academy. Worked on first-team staff under Cooper and then joined him at Forest in September 2021.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Jamie Robinson

Nationality: English

Former centre-half who started his playing career at Liverpool, though never made a senior appearance for them. Went on to play for clubs including Barnsley, Torquay, Carlisle and Exeter City. Was Head of Youth Development at Shrewsbury Town and led on coach development in the Midlands for the PFA before joining the Football Association, where he was Head of Professional Game Coach Development, in 2011. Reunited with former FA colleague Cooper at Forest in July 2022.



FIRST-TEAM COACH

Andy Reid

Nationality: Irish

Appointed to first-team staff in August 2022 after 18 months as U23s Head Coach.Arrived on Trentside as a player in 1998 and amassed more than 280 appearances for the club before joining Academy coaching set-up in January 2020.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Danny Alcock

Nationality: English

Worked with Cooper for the England U17s and joined him at Forest in September 2021.

PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE AND MEDICAL

Arnaldo Abrantes

Nationality: Portuguese

Competed for Portugal in the 200m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as in the 100m at the European and World Championships. Joined Forest under Sabri Lamouchi in August 2020 and stayed on under Chris Hughton and then Cooper.

HEAD PERFORMANCE COACH

Dave Tivey

Nationality: English

Worked with Cooper for England U17s and Swansea City before joining him at Forest.

SPORT SCIENTIST

Tom Evans

Nationality: English

Joined Forest as an intern in August 2020 and was promoted first to Assistant Sport Scientist and then, in June 2022, Sport Scientist.

HEAD OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Jennifer Lace

Nationality: English

Worked for Burnley for seven years before joining Forest in October 2021. Also psychologist for Wales national team.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Josh Bridge

Nationality: English

Joined Forest in summer of 2022 and responsible for player gym programmes.

NUTRITIONIST

Panos Markakis

Nationality: Greek

Has worked for Forest since July 2019.

MEDICAL

HEAD PHYSIO

Simon Murphy

Nationality: English

Studied physiotherapy at Nottingham University before embarking on a career in football with Derby, Manfield and, for seven years, Leicester City. Progressed to become Head Physio with the Foxes. Was Senior Physio with Arsenal in 2021/22 before being appointed Head Physio at Forest in summer of 2022.

PHYSIO

Dimitris Kaplanis

Nationality: Greek

Joined Forest in June 2019. Previously had a short spell at Olympiakos. Studied at the University of Bath.

PHYSIO

Mark Devonshire

Nationality: English

Has worked for Forest since November 2017.

PHYSIO

Niall Stevens

Nationality: English

Joined from Sheffield Wednesday as a Sports Therapist in June 2021. Promoted to Physio in March 2022.

ANALYSIS

HEAD OF ANALYSIS

Stephen Rands

Nationality: English

Worked for Manchester City for seven years, latterly as Head of Performance Analysis, before joining Frank Lampard at Derby in June 2018. Linked up with Cooper at Swansea and moved with him to Nottingham Forest in 2021. One of the most experience analysts in English football.

LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Tom Corden

Nationality: English

Joined Forest as an Academy intern in August 2016. Promoted to first team analyst in 2019 and to Lead Analyst in 2020. Delivered a superb presentation at TGG's Individual Development 2022 Webinar.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Gabriel Stephenson

Nationality: English

Joined club in June 2021.

ANALYST

Axl Rice

Nationality: English

Also joined as an Academy Analysis Intern in 2016 and progressed through the ranks to become Head of Academy Analysis and then first-team analyst.

OPERATIONS

HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Ed Henderson

Nationality: English

Started as Academy Secretary in 2018 before becoming Assistant Director of Football, to Dourekas, and then Head of Football Operations in August 2021.

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