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

Slavisa Jokanovic

Nationality: Serb

Had a stellar career as a player, for clubs including Tenerife, Deportivo La Coruna and Chelsea. With his ninth club as a manager and is something of a promotion specialist, having led Watford and Fulham back to the Premier League.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Chema Sanz

Nationality: Spanish

Coached Jokanovi? when he was a player at Tenerife. Joined the Blades in July 2021, having most recently worked at Valencia as B team boss and then Technical Director.

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

Rafa Cristobal

Nationality: Spanish

Served as Jovanovi?'s fitness coach at Fulham, having previously worked at Las Palmas, Alaves, Real Valladolid and Levante.

HEAD OF MEDICAL

Marco Cesarini

Nationality: Italian

Was Head of Medical with Jokanovi? at Watford and Fulham. Joined the Blades in July 2021, having most recently worked in China at Henan Jianye.

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

HEAD OF ANALYSIS

Pedro Perez

Nationality: Spanish

Worked for Valencia, where he was also Head of Analysis, for six years before joining the Blades in September 2021.

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Hayden Whiting

Nationality: English

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

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