Sheffield United staff profiles

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

COACHING STAFF

MANAGER

Paul Heckingbottom

Nationality: English

The former Barnsley, Leeds and Hibernian boss was appointed Sheffield United Under-23 boss in July 2020. Brought in to lead the first team after the departure of Chris Wilder in March 2021.

ASSISTANT

Jason Tindall

Nationality: English

Assistant to Eddie Howe at Bournemouth during an eight-year spell that saw them rise from League One to the Premier League. Succeeded him as manager at the start of 2020/21, but was sacked in February 2021 after a poor run of form. Brought in at Sheffield United after the exit of Wilder.

ASSISTANT

Alan Knill

Nationality: English

Was a manager in his own right - in fact Wilder was his assistant at Bury. Roles were reversed in January 2014 when Knill joined Wilder at Northampton and they have been together ever since, with three promotions along the way. Knill has been particularly innovative in terms of set pieces, as TGG outlined HERE.

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

Rhys Carr

Nationality: Welsh

Left Bristol City after almost six years at the end of 2018/19. Had mainly worked as a fitness coach during that time, but also has a background in coaching. In this new role he will ensure that the development needs of individual players are being met. You can read more about the role HERE.

INTERIM GOALKEEPER COACH

Matt Duke

Nationality: English

The U21s goalkeeper coach was parachuted in to help with the first team following exit of Darren Ward.

PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL

HEAD PHYSIO

Paul Watson

Nationality: English

A former professional player who was a physio at Brighton for 12 years before joining United in June 2017.

LEAD S&C

Nathan Winder

Nationality: English

Worked at Barnsley for almost nine years before moving to Leeds United with manager Paul Heckingbottom in February 2018. His time at Elland Road and, subsequently, Ipswich Town was short-lived. Appointed by the Blades in June 2019.

ASSISTANT PHYSIO

Ruth Titterton

Nationality: English

Was Head Academy Physio at nearby Barnsley before joining the Blades in October 2017.

SPORTS SCIENTIST/ S&C

Lee McMahon

Nationality: English

Was an intern at the club before getting a permanent role win July 2010. Started off with the Academy before being promoted to first team duties in 2013.

NUTRITIONIST

Lee Rickards

Nationality: English

Like several other staff at United, he was a student at Sheffield Hallam University. Joined the club as an S&C coach and nutritionist in 2013.

ANALYSTS

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Josh Kirk

Nationality: English

Worked at Leicester City's Academy for two years before joining the Blades last summer.

Current jobs

Under-23s Physiotherapist

Charlton Athletic

UK Football Manager

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