Wolves staff profiles

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HEAD COACH/ TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

HEAD COACH

Nuno Espirito Santo

Nationality: Portuguese

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.

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.

ASSISTANTS

ASSISTANT

Rui Pedro Silva

Nationality: Portuguese

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-TEAM COACH

Ian Cathro

Nationality: Scottish

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.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Julio Figueroa

Nationality: Portuguese

Appointed shortly after Santo, when pre-season had started last season. Key figure in terms of training and tactics.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Rui Barbosa

Nationality: Portuguese

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."

FITNESS

Antonio Dias

Nationality: Portuguese

Arrived with Santo when the manager was appointed last May.

PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL

REHAB COACH

Joao Lapa

Nationality: Portuguese

Another of Santo's countrymen, who had most recently worked for SC Olhanense in Portugal.

PHYSIO

Ollie Leaper

Nationality: English

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

SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST

Matt Wignall

Nationality: English

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

THERAPIST

Rui Fuste

Nationality: Portuguese

Appointed a few weeks after Santo took over in May 2017.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Danny Fishwick

Nationality: English

Appointed in March 2017 following a year at Fleetwood Town.

DOCTOR

Dr Matthew Perry

Nationality: English

Retired as a GP in 2014. Was appointed as medical advisor to the Premier League four years ago, but continued to work at Molineux.

DOCTOR

Robin Chakraverty

Nationality: English

Joined in the summer of 2020, having previously been lead doctor with the England men's team.

LEAD S&C

Richard Kirby

Nationality: English

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

S&C COACH

SEAN MILLER

Nationality: Scottish

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

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Tom Male

Nationality: English

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

ANALYSIS

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & ANALYSIS

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.

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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