West Brom staff profiles

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

COACHING

HEAD COACH

Valerien Ismael

Nationality: French

Joined from Barnsley on a four-year contract in June 2021. Led the Tykes to the Championship play-off semi-finals in his only season in charge. The former Bayern Munich defender has already had a nomadic managerial career - this is his ninth club in a decade.

ASSISTANT

Adam Murray

Nationality: English

Was Ismael's assistant at Barnsley and moved with him to the Midlands in July 2021. Has experience as a manager himself, at Mansfield and in caretaker stints with the Tykes, who he worked for from July 2018.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

James Morrison

Nationality: Scottish

Made 341 appearances for the Baggies since retiring in October 2019. Since then had been assisting Deon Burton with the U23s. Promoted to the first team by Sam Allardyce in December 2020.

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 SPORT SCIENCE

Jonny Northeast

Nationality: English

Arrived with Ismael in July 2021, having worked with him at Barnsley the previous season. Highly experienced, having been Head of Sport Science and Fitness at Swansea for three years before moving to DC United in the United States as their Performance Director.

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

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Jack Riley

Nationality: English

Worked for Barnsley for five years before moving, with Ismael, to West Brom in July 2021.

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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