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

Promoted from the U23s in November 2021. Was caretaker manager of the side from March 2021 to the end of the season following the sacking of Chris Wilder. A former manager of Barnsley, Leeds United and Hibernian.

ASSISTANT

Stuart McCall

Nationality: English

Arrived from Blackpool, where he was also assistant, in November 2021. Had actually managed Heckingbottom for a short period when he was a player at Bradford City. A former Blades midfielder and Scotland international.

DEVELOPMENT COACH

Jack Lester

Nationality: English

Former Blades striker who had been Academy Manager since the summer of 2019. Stepped up to this new role when Heckingbottom was made manager.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Matt Duke

Nationality: English

Was elevated from the U21s in March 2021 to replace the outgoing Darren Ward and has continued with the first team under Jokanovic.

PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Tom Little

Nationality: English

Joined in May 2022 from Preston, where he had been Head of Performance for nine years. Massively experienced, having also worked for Birmingham, Huddersfield, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Manchester City.

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.

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

Hayden Whiting

Nationality: English

Joined in July 2020, having previously been an intern at nearby Sheffield Wednesday.

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