Wolves staff profiles
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
HEAD OF MEDICAL SERVICES
Dr Matthew Perry
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
Was Head S&C for England and Team GB's men's sevens rugby team before joining Wolves in September 2021.
Responsible for use/ analysis of GPS at first-team and Academy levels.
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
Appointed in September 2021, having spent the previous there-and-a-half years as Lead Physio for British Cycling.
Dr Kai Win
Arrived from nearby Birmingham City, where she was also first-team doctor, at the start of 2021/22.
Dr Kate Ludlam
Worked for GB Boxing for almost nine years before joining Wolves.
Previously worked for Birmingham and Watford. Joined Wolves in April 2017.
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
Joined in 2006. Promoted to first-team duties in October 2012.
Appointed in March 2017 following a year at Fleetwood Town.
Carlos Miguel Sales
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
Responsible for strength and conditioning in the gym and on the pitch. Joined the club in December 2014.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Joined in September 2015 and promoted to first team in June 2019.
Another appointed in the revamp at the start of 2021/22.
This role "looks at all aspects of the health protection of all our players throughout the club", in the words of Chakraverty.
Also a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Works closely with chef Melissa Forde.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & RESEARCH
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.
Joined after three seasons as first-team analyst at Famalicao in Portugal.
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.