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.
CHIEF FOOTBALL OFFICER
Appointed in April 2023 to “take charge of all footballing departments.” Started his career with the Sydney Organising Committee for the 2000 Olympic Games and then joined the National Rugby League and Australia Football League. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne City FC and in 2019 as Executive Officer of City Football Group China.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL STRATEGY
Was Head of Scouting at Rangers from September 2017 to his appointment by Spurs in June 2022. His background before that was in analysis and he was England Men’s Performance Analysis during four years with the Football Association from 2012 to 2016.
Joined in November 2023 and given responsibility for recruitment, analytics and talent identification across senior and Academy teams. Previously Sporting Director and then Global Director of Football Development at Aston Villa and Technical Director at FC Copenhagen.
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."
OPERATIONS AND FINANCE DIRECTOR
Appointed to role of Head of Football Operations at end of 2020/21 following departure of Trevor Birch to become Chief Executive of the EFL in December 2020. Returned to full-time role as Finance and Operations Director after Paratici arrived.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL INSIGHTS & STRATEGY
Has worked in tandem with Lange for many years, going back to their time together at FC Copenhagen. Held a range of scouting and analysis role for the Danish clubs, before eventually becoming Technical Director for six months. Then joined his compatriot at Villa Park (Lange had earlier been appointed Sporting Director) as Head of Research.
Played for Australia before moving into coaching. Won the National Soccer League twice and Oceania Club Championship with South Melbourne before leading Australia U17s and U20s. Won the Premiership in 2011 and Championship Grand Finals in 2011 and 2012 with Brisbane Roar. Then became Australia national team manager (2013 to 2017), taking the team to the 2014 World Cup, winning the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and securing qualification for the 2018 World Cup. Won the J1 League with Yokohama F. Marinos in 2019 before joining Celtic, where he won the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup in 2021/22 and a treble of Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup in 2022/23.
SENIOR ASSISTANT COACH
Worked alongside Brendan Rodgers on the coaching staff at Swansea City, Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester City. Was recently the Head Coach’s job at Swansea himself.
Initially joined Spurs as an eight-year-old and made 70 appearances for their first team before departing for Hull City in 2016. Stepped up from Academy Head of Player Development to join Antonio Conte's first team staff in November 2021. Had two spells as Interim Head Coach - for the last seven games of 2020/21 and after Christian Stellini was sacked in April 2023.
Worked with Tottenham's U18s and U23s before becoming Scott Parker's assistant at Fulham, Bournemouth and Club Brugge. Sacked by the Belgian side in March 2023 and joined interim boss Mason in late April.
Captained the Australia national team when Postecoglou was manager. Was most recently a youth coach and Loan Development Coach at Aston Villa. Played in the Premier League for Villa and Crystal Palace.
Another product of Tottenham’s youth set-up and a goalkeeper with them in the early-2000s. Was Academy Goalkeeping Coach for the club until 2019. Has since then held coaching roles with the Football Association, Fulham, Bournemouth and Club Brugge.
SET PIECE COACH
Tottenham’s first set piece coach. Is a pioneer of the role and was the first specialist set piece coach in English football during his time with Brentford in 2015/16. First made his name with Italian side Catania, where he was known as ‘the little wizard’, before moving to Fiorentina, AC Milan, Palermo, DC United, Brentford and Leeds United. Since September 2020 he had worked with Roberto Mancini and the Italian national team, helping them win the Euros.
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,
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Joined from Middlesbrough, where he had worked for nine years, in January 2022.
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.
Was U23s doctor for three years before being promoted to first team in June 2021. Had worked with Cambridge United and Millwall previously.
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.
Joined in July 2022 from Nottingham Forest. Has also worked at Sheffield Wednesday, as well as in different sports in his homeland.
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.
POST-MATCH & DATA ANALYST
With the club since October 2019.
ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Arrived on an internship in August 2016 and made permanent a year later.
ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Previously worked for Derby, Norwich and the Football Association and joined Tottenham in November 2021.