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.
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
Hugely experienced football administrator who joined Tottenham in September 2020. Had been chairman at Swansea City since April 2019 and previously CEO at Chelsea, Sheffield United, Derby County, Everton and Leeds United.
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."
One of the most successful managers of all time. His trophy haul is unsurpassed by anyone still working in the game and includes league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, and two Champions League triumphs. However, his spells at Chelsea and Manchester United ended ignominiously, leading some to question whether he has evolved with the game in recent years.
A new addition to Mourinho's inner circle. Had worked at Lille since January 2017, working his way up from analyst to assistant as the club qualified for the Champions League. Studied at the University of Glamorgan and worked as a performance analyst intern for the Wales national team under Gary Speed and Chris Coleman.
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.”
As with Sacramento, was hired by Mourinho from Lille, where he had worked since July 2018. The common thread is Luis Campos - the Sporting Director at the French club, who has remained a close friend of Mourinho's after working with him at Real Madrid. Replaces Toni Jimenez, who left with Mauricio Pochettino.
Worked with Mourinho at Chelsea and Manchester United. At United, he was the bridge between the manager and the analysis team. Has a background in graphic design, which is important, because Mourinho likes his analysis to be very visual.
Fifth new member of staff to be brought in by Mourinho. Worked with the Portuguese at Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United.
HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE
Joined Tottenham in 2006, having previously worked for Charlton. Handed additional responsibilities by Mourinho as a 'technical co-ordinator', establishing common practices between the Academy and first team.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
At Spurs since June 2012, having previously been at Fulham.
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,
HEAD OF MEDICAL
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.
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.
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.