Tottenham staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — December 1, 2017
The longest-serving chairman in the Premier League and the architect of modern Tottenham. A lifelong Spurs fan whose father owned clothing retailer Mr Byrite. He gained a first in economics and land economy from Cambridge University and went on to become Managing Director of ENIC Group, which owns 85.55% of the club. A famously tough negotiator who plays a lead role in transfer negotiations and masterminded the move to the Tottenham Stadium.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, FOOTBALL
Appointed in June 2021 after 11 years with Juventus, where he was also Managing Director of Football. His appointment was recognition by Levy that the club needed someone to take charge of the football side of the club. Tottenham's Chairman highlighted Paratici's "outstanding track record in assembling competitive squads" when the appointment was announced.
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION & GOVERNANCE
Influential figure who works closely with Levy, taking on many of the day-to-day responsibilities of 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. Moved from Head of Football Operations to this new role in September 2020. Required to "lead, drive and embed football governance processes, contractual matters and best practice across the club."
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
Appointed to the role to the end of 2020/21 following departure of Trevor Birch to become Chief Executive of the EFL in December 2020. Full-time role is as Finance and Operations Director.
TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
Was a pro player for nine years before moving into scouting and recruitment. Joined Tottenham from Liverpool in February 2017 and promoted from Chief Scout to this new role in September 2020. Job is to "focus on building capabilities to support a world-class football infrastructure across senior and youth teams."
Nuno Espírito Santo
Appointed in June 2021 after Spurs' well-publicised pursuit of several other managers. Was in charge at Wolves for four years, leading them back to the Premier League and then into Europe. Left by mutual consent in May 2021.
Met Nuno on an SFA coaching course in 2009 and then worked alongside him at Rio Ave, Valencia and Wolves. Has been a manager in his own right, at Hearts in 2016/17.
Worked with Nuno at Rio Ave, Porto and Wolves and one of three staff he took with him to Tottenham.
A club legend, who came through the Academy before making 323 appearances for the club. Became a club ambassador after retiring in 2012. Appointed assistant in August 2020 and part of his remit is to “support our Academy players as they look to step up to the first team.”
Long-time associate of Nuno's, who worked with him at Rio Ave, Valencia and Porto before Tottenham.
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.
Promoted from Academy to first team at start of 2018/19 season. Replaced James Redden, who left to become Head of Sports Science at Luton. Had previously been with the Academy for five years,
Was a player at Chelsea's Academy before moving into sport science. Joined Tottenham as an S&C coach with the women's team in July 2017 before landing a full-time role at the club the following year. Promoted to first-team duties in November 2020.
Joined the Academy in 2019 and promoted to first-team duties at start of 2020/21 season.
HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE & MEDICAL
Has been at Tottenham since 2004, arriving from Fulham. Promoted from Head Physio to Head of Sports Science and Medical in the summer of 2020.
Joined the club in October 2008 and promoted to Head Physio, replacing Scott, in the summer of 2020.
Joined in January 2020, having previously been with West Ham for almost five years. Replaced the long-serving Shabaaz Mughal.
Joined Spurs from Chelsea in January 2017. Was initially with the Academy before becoming first team doctor in July 2018.
LEAD REHAB PHYSIO
Head of Medical at Brentford and Leyton Orient before arriving at Spurs five years ago.
Joined the club in December 2016, having been with Essex Cricket. Promoted from Academy to first team in 2017.
Lead Physio in the Academy for two-and-a-half years before stepping up to the first team in February 2021 to replace Stephen McAleer, who had left to join Red Bull.
With the club since 2015 and joined first team in October 2018.
PERFORMANCE & OPPOSITION ANALYST
Most senior analyst at the club. Joined in June 2012, having previously been at West Brom and the Football Association.
Appointed in October 2019 after six years at Brentford.
ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Arrived on an internship in August 2016 and made permanent a year later.
POST-MATCH & DATA ANALYST
With the club since October 2019.