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

Chris Wilder

Nationality: English

Played more than 100 games for the Blades during two stints, before becoming their manager in May 2016. Early on in his tenure they were bottom of League One, but the Englishman subsequently led them to two promotions. Also led Oxford United back into the Football League and Northampton Town to League One.

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.

GOALKEEPING COACH

Darren Ward

Nationality: Welsh

The former Wales international joined United as Academy goalkeeping coach, before being promoted to the first team.

FIRST TEAM COACH/ HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE

Matt Prestridge

Nationality: English

Unusual in being both first team coach and Head of Sports Science. Joined the Blade in May 2016, having also worked with Wilder at Northampton.

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.

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

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Mike Allen

Nationality: English

One of the longest-serving members of staff, having joined in 2004. Job entails opposition, post game, recruitment and data analysis.

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Josh Kirk

Nationality: English

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

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