Watford staff profiles

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FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Scott Duxbury

Nationality: English

Qualified as a lawyer and worked in that capacity for West Ham before becoming their chief executive. His time at Upton Park was controversial though, with the club fined £30m because of the Carlos Tevez affair, and he left in 2010 when David Gold and David Sullivan took over. Has been at Watford since 2012, when the Pozzo family took over, and is a key figure on both the football and business sides of the club.

COACHING

MANAGER

Rob Edwards

Nationality: English

Amassed more than 200 games as a player, mainly for Wolves. Went on to coach the club's U23s before joining the Football Association as U20s coach and then an in-possession specialist. Got his first club management role at Forest Green Rovers and led them to the League Two title in his first season, before Watford came calling.

ASSISTANT

Richie Kyle

Nationality: English

Has a long association with Edwards, going back to Blackpool. Kyle was an Academy coach there when Edwards was coming to the end of his playing career. They were reunited with England (where Kyle was an out-of-possession specialist and Edwards his in-possession counterpart) and then at Forest Green Rovers.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Alex Brunner

Nationality: Italian

Was a goalkeeper in his homeland, playing more than 300 senior games, before moving into coaching with Como and then Udinese, Watford's sister club.

PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL

HEAD OF MEDICAL

Dr Ian Hamilton

Nationality: English

Promoted to this new role in 2016.

PERFORMANCE CO-ORDINATOR

Alvaro Reina

Nationality: Spanish

Joined club in November 2020, having been assistant at Deportivo Alavés in La Liga. Was a teacher in Málaga before moving into coaching and performance analysis in 2005. As well as various roles in the Spanish leagues, including three spells at Málaga CF, has worked for FC Dnipro in the Ukranian Premier League and for the Panama national team.

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Lee Stafford

Nationality: English

Joined the club as an intern in October 2015. Went full time with the U21s in July 2016 and promoted to the first team in July 2018.

S&C COACH

Jorge Abella

Nationality: Spanish

Also arrived with Muñoz in December 2020, having worked with him at Dinamo Tbilisi.

PHYSIO

Daniel Simm

Nationality: English

Was U23 physio for a year before becoming Head of Medical at Peterborough in June 2018. That role only lasted five months, before Simm returned to Watford as first-team physio in October 2018.

ANALYSTS

HEAD OF ANALYSIS & TALENT ID

Miguel Rios

Nationality: English

Joined from Opta Pro, where he was Head of Football, in August 2020. Highly experienced, having held senior recruitment roles with Fulham, Wolves and Brentford.

LEAD FIRST TEAM ANALYST

Woody Dewar

Nationality: English

Worked for Tottenham for three-and-a-half years, latterly as Head of Academy Analysis, before joining Watford in June 2021.

LEAD ANALYST AND TACTICAL ASSISTANT

Miguel Munoz

Nationality: Spanish

Brother of the Head Coach and also arrived at the club in December 2020, having previously spent a season with Valencia in La Liga.

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