Wolves staff profiles

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Scott Sellars

Nationality: English

The former Blackburn and Newcastle winger has worked for Wolves since 2014, holding roles including Academy Manager and General Manager of Football Technical. Effectively replaced former Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell, who left for New York Red Bulls in February 2020.

COACHING

HEAD COACH

Bruno Lage

Nationality: Portuguese

Appointed in June 2021, having spent 18 months in charge at Benfica, who he had led to the Primeira Liga title in his first season. Managed every youth level at the Portuguese club between 2004 and 2012, working with players including Joao Felix. Was assistant to Carlos Carvalhal at both Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City.

ASSISTANT

Alex Silva

Nationality: Portuguese

First met Lage in 2006, when he was Benfica's U17s coach. Had a spell with Sporting Lisbon before returning to become Lage's assistant with Benfica B. Followed him into the first-team set-up in January 2019.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Tony Roberts

Nationality: Welsh

The former Wales international worked with Lage at Swansea City. Made more than 600 senior appearances as a player and began his coaching career at QPR and Arsenal. Was goalkeeper coach for Wales under Chris Coleman and spent last season at Birmingham City.

HEAD OF COACHING STRATEGY

Jhony Conceicao

Nationality: Portuguese

Worked with Lage, who was assistant to Carlos Carvalhal, at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City. Followed Lage to Benfica B and Benfica's first-team, once again in the role of match analyst.

SENIOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

Luis Nascimento

Nationality: Portuguese

Led the U15s, U17s and U19s between 2005 and 2019 at Benfica's Academy. Joined Rio Ave as assistant to Carlos Carvalhal last season.

MEDICAL & PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF MEDICAL & PERFORMANCE

Dr Robin Chakraverty

Nationality: English

Joined in the summer of 2020, having previously been lead doctor with the England men's team. Was promoted to this new position, heading up both Medical and Performance, in September 2021.

HEAD OF MEDICAL SERVICES

Dr Matthew Perry

Nationality: English

Something of a club legend, having been involved with Wolves since 1988. Appointed permanent first-team doctor in 2002 and to this new role in September 2021. In February 2021, the players & staff commissioned a painting to thank Perry for his work during the Covid pandemic.

HEAD OF SPORT SCIENCE

Tom Farrow

Nationality: English

Was Head S&C for England and Team GB's men's sevens rugby team before joining Wolves in September 2021.

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Tom Male

Nationality: English

Responsible for use/ analysis of GPS at first-team and Academy levels.

FITNESS COACH

Carlos Cachada

Nationality: Portuguese

Most recently managed Al-Duhail U23s in Qatar. Served as a fitness coach at four clubs in Portugal, before stints in Turkey and the UAE, where he was assistant manager at Al Ahli. Spent five years in English football with Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest, under Aitor Karanka

HEAD PHYSIO

Ben Macdonald

Nationality: English

Appointed in September 2021, having spent the previous there-and-a-half years as Lead Physio for British Cycling.

DOCTOR

Dr Kai Win

Nationality:

Arrived from nearby Birmingham City, where she was also first-team doctor, at the start of 2021/22.

PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Kate Ludlam

Nationality: English

Worked for GB Boxing for almost nine years before joining Wolves.

PHYSIO

Ollie Leaper

Nationality: English

Previously worked for Birmingham and Watford. Joined Wolves in April 2017.

PHYSIO

Rui Fuste

Nationality: Portuguese

Arrival pre-dated that of Nuno Espirito Santo and stayed on after his compatriot's departure at the end of 2020/21.

SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST

Matt Wignall

Nationality: English

Joined in 2006. Promoted to first-team duties in October 2012.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Danny Fishwick

Nationality: English

Appointed in March 2017 following a year at Fleetwood Town.

PHYSIO

Carlos Miguel Sales

Nationality: Portuguese

Arrived in July 2019 and is very experienced, having worked for a number of clubs in his homeland, as well as for Sheffield Wednesday in England.

LEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Richard Kirby

Nationality: English

Responsible for strength and conditioning in the gym and on the pitch. Joined the club in December 2014.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

SEAN MILLER

Nationality: Scottish

Joined in September 2015 and promoted to first team in June 2019.

CHEF

MELISSA FORDE

Nationality: English

Another appointed in the revamp at the start of 2021/22.

NURSE

Michelle Rich

Nationality: English

This role "looks at all aspects of the health protection of all our players throughout the club", in the words of Chakraverty.

NUTRITIONIST

Mayur Ranchordas

Nationality: English

Also a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Works closely with chef Melissa Forde.

ANALYSIS

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & RESEARCH

Mathew Pearson

Nationality: English

Graduate of Liverpool John Moores who worked for Qatar FA and Aspire before joining Wolves' Academy in February 2017, Promoted to first team in August 2017 and then this new role in October 2020.

ANALYST

Diogo Camacho

Nationality: Portuguese

Joined after three seasons as first-team analyst at Famalicao in Portugal.

ASSISTANT ANALYST

John Boston

Nationality: English

Intern at Leicester City before joining Wolves in July 2015. Focuses on post-match analysis.

FOOTBALL RESEARCH & METHODOLOGY ANALYST

Francisco Belo

Nationality: Portuguese

Newly-created role that involves "trend and research analysis across Wolves’ performance, the Premier League, as well as other global football trends”, as well as supporting the first team analysts in their pre and post-match analysis. Belo joined in January 2021 from Everton, where he had been Technical Coaching Analyst for six seasons.

RESEARCH & SUPPORT ANALYST

Ed Ames

Nationality: English

Joined in August 2016 as an intern, having graduated from the University of Worcester. Got a full-time role in the Academy before being promoted to the first team in 2018.

OTHER

KIT CO-ORDINATOR

Sam Perrin

Nationality: English

Joined Wolves in December 2019 having previously worked for three-and-a-half seasons at Notts County.

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