Tottenham staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — December 1, 2017
MANAGER & HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
The 45-year-old is one of the hottest properties in management. A developer of youth, an exponent of attacking football and an impressive ambassador. Was at Espanyol and Southampton before taking over at Spurs in May 2014. Has led them to fifth, third and second-placed finishes, though still looking for first trophy of his managerial career.
An influential figure who works closely with chairman Daniel Levy, taking on many of the day-to-day responsibilities for running the football side of the club. Has a background in accountancy and was at QPR for five years before joining Spurs in March 2015.
HEAD OF MEDICAL & SPORTS SCIENCE
Dr Shabaaz Mughal
A long-standing member of staff who gained national attention when he treated Fabrice Muamba on the pitch in March 2012 following his cardiac arrest.
Worked with Pochettino at Espanyol and Southampton. Previously a coach and analyst, but now primarily concerned with fitness, overseeing factors including GPS, nutrition, sleep and fat testing. A diminutive figure with a huge drive.
Played with Pochettino at Espanyol before rejoining him there when he became a manager. They have been together ever since. Won three caps for Spain as a player, as well as a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.
FIRST TEAM COACH
Played with Pochettino at Newell's Old Boys in Argentina. Linked up with him again when he became manager of Espanyol, initially as a scout, then as his assistant. Followed him to Southampton, then Spurs. Part of the manager's 'inner circle'.
PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL
Long-standing member of staff who hit the headlines when Andros Townsend pushed him away following a game against Aston Villa in November 2015.
At 22, the youngest first-team sports scientist in the Premier League - and, of course, the manager's son. When Pochettino snr was asked about Sebastiano last year he said: "He loves Tottenham and all the players - he has a very good relationship with them."
Promoted to first-team sports scientist in July 2014, having previously been assistant.
Became the club's first full-time nutritionist in June, having previously been with the high-performance centre at the University of Birmingham. Took over from Matt Lovell, who had been consultant nutritionist for seven years.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
At Spurs since June 2012, having been at Fulham.
FIRST TEAM DOCTOR
Joined Spurs from Chelsea in January 2017. Was initially with the Academy before becoming first team doctor in July 2018.
Has been at Tottenham since 2004, arriving from Fulham.
Recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the club. Previously at Charlton and Chelsea.
Head of Medical at Brentford and Leyton Orient before arriving at Spurs five years ago.
Has been with the club for almost 11 years and is the physio who goes onto the pitch to assist players.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Arrived in March 2015 to head up the performance analysis team, covering first team, U21s and Academy. Previously at Brighton and MK Dons.
PERFORMANCE & OPPOSITION ANALYST
Joined in June 2012, having previously been at West Brom and the Football Association.
LEAD POST MATCH & DATA ANALYST
Former Blackburn and Crystal Palace analyst joined Spurs in February 2017. Promoted to lead post-match and data analyst in February 2019.