West Brom staff profiles

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PROFILES of West Brom's coaching, performance, medical and analysis staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.

FOOTBALL EXECUTIVE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Luke Dowling

Nationality: English

Former semi-pro player who went on to have coaching and scouting roles at clubs including Wimbledon, Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and Blackburn. Was Sporting Director at Watford for four years, helping them earn promotion to the Premier League, and held the same role at Nottingham Forest. Appointed Sporting Director of West Brom in September 2018.

COACHING

HEAD COACH

Slaven Bilic

Nationality: Croatian

Won 44 caps for Croatia as a player before going on to manage them for six years. Subsequently had stints in charge of Lokomotiv Moscow, Besiktas, West Ham and Al-Ittihad. Appointed West Brom boss in June 2019 and led them to automatic promotion to the Premier League.

ASSISTANT

Dean Racunica

Nationality: Croatian

Former international footballer who worked alongside Bilic in his first managerial role at Hadjuk Split.

ASSISTANT

Danilo Butorovic

Nationality: Croatian

Worked alongside Bilic at Al-Ittihad. Had initially got to know his compatriot during a study visit to West Ham, when Bilic was manager there.

FIRST TEAM COACH

Julian Dicks

Nationality: English

Played alongside Bilic at West Ham and then, when the Croatian was appointed manager, became his first-team coach at the club. Re-joined him at West Brom in July 2019.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Gary Walsh

Nationality: English

Played 50 games for Manchester United during a career that took in almost 250 games. Also hugely experienced as a coach, having worked with Wigan, Derby, Hartlepool, Hull and Aston Villa. Joined West Brom when Darren Moore was manager, in January 2019.

PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE & PERFORMANCE

Nick Davies

Nationality: Welsh

Very experienced practitioner who has worked for West Ham (twice), Birmingham and Norwich. Joined West Brom in June 2018.

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Kirsty Frick

Nationality: Australian

Has worked with the Baggies since July 2018, having previously been with Ohio State University and Dartmouth College in the United States.

FITNESS COACH

Matthew Bickley

Nationality: English

Familiar figure at the club, having been with them since 2015. Prior to that he spent a year with near neighbours Birmingham. Has a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University.

MEDICAL

DOCTOR

Julian Widdowson

Nationality: English

Senior lecturer at Bath University who also works as a consultant for the Royal Ballet School.

PERFORMANCE PHYSIO

Richie Rawlins

Nationality: English

Has been with the club for more than a decade and personally praised by Chris Brunt when he left in the summer of 2020.

ASSISTANT PHYSIO

Amr Bayoumi

Nationality: English

Formerly with Swansea City.

REHAB & MOVEMENT PHYSIO

Fraser McKinney

Nationality:

Specialist in foot and ankle rehab. With the Baggies since 2015.

DATA & ANALYSIS

HEAD OF ANALYSIS

Gerard Moore

Nationality: English

Joined from Tottenham in February 2017, initially as opposition analyst, before being promoted to Head of Analysis a year later.

OPPOSITION ANALYST

Adam Johnson

Nationality: English

Produces an opposition and post-match report for every fixture. Was Lead Academy Analyst before being promoted to current role.

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