Wolves staff profiles
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HEAD COACH/ TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Nuno Espirito Santo
Led Wolves back to the promised land of the Premier League in his first season in charge. Previously managed Rio Ave, Valencia and Porto. A former goalkeeper of some repute, he was in Portugal's squad at Euro 2008 but never played.
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.
Rui Pedro Silva
Hails from Porto and was on the coaching staff with Santo at Panathinaikos. Was his assistant at Rio Ave, Porto, Valencia and now Wolves.
First met Santo on an SFA coaching course in 2009 and linked up with him at Rio Ave three years later. Followed him to Valencia, before becoming Steve McClaren's assistant at Newcastle. Spell as manager of Hearts lasted less than a year.
Appointed shortly after Santo, when pre-season had started last season. Key figure in terms of training and tactics.
Another of Santo's key lieutenants, who arrived with him from Portugal. Gave this detailed analysis of Man City's style of play last December. Described the English style as "favouring crosses into the box."
Arrived with Santo when the manager was appointed last May.
PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL
Another of Santo's countrymen, who had most recently worked for SC Olhanense in Portugal.
Previously worked for Birmingham and Watford. Joined Wolves in April 2017.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST
Joined in 2006. Promoted to first-team duties in October 2012.
Appointed a few weeks after Santo took over in May 2017.
Appointed in March 2017 following a year at Fleetwood Town.
Dr Matthew Perry
Retired as a GP in 2014. Was appointed as medical advisor to the Premier League four years ago, but continued to work at Molineux.
Joined in the summer of 2020, having previously been lead doctor with the England men's team.
Responsible for strength and conditioning in the gym and on the pitch. Joined the club in December 2014.
Joined in September 2015 and promoted to first team in June 2019.
Responsible for use/ analysis of GPS at first-team and Academy levels.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & ANALYSIS
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.
Intern at Leicester City before joining Wolves in July 2015. Focuses on post-match analysis.
FOOTBALL RESEARCH & METHODOLOGY ANALYST
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
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.
Joined Wolves in December 2019 having previously worked for three-and-a-half seasons at Notts County.