Pen pics of Manchester City's backroom staff.
Pen pics of Manchester City's backroom staff.
FOR the last decade, Mark Leyland has been one of the foremost analysts in this country - and has gone on to become even more than that. He spoke to TGG about the evolution of his role at Liverpool and Newcastle and his current job as Head of Coaching Methodology at City Football Group.
STEPHEN TORPEY has left Manchester City after nine-and-a-half years to become Brentford’s Academy Director and will spearhead the Bees’ drive to achieve Category One status.
TOP players are increasingly employing their own analysts and it’s a trend that clubs would be “silly” to fight, says City Football Group Head of Coaching Methodology Mark Leyland.
PEP GUARDIOLA has completed his complement of assistants with the additions of the returning Juanma Lillo and Inigo Dominguez.
VFB Stuttgart’s Thomas Krucken has succeeded Jason Wilcox as Manchester City’s Academy Director.
JAMES CHEESEMAN has been promoted to First Team Director of Performance by Manchester City.
PEP GUARDIOLA’S assistant, Rodolfo Borrell, has left Manchester City after nine years to become Sporting Director at Austin FC in the MLS. His exit follows that of Enzo Maresca two weeks ago.
MANCHESTER CITY have created a backroom empire, spanning the Academy, performance, coaching and data science, but a reboot will be required this summer following some key exits.
MARK SERTORI has been appointed Head of Performance and Player Care by newly-promoted Burnley. The man described as 'more than a work colleague' by John Stones left Manchester City in December after more than 14 years' service.
MANCHESTER CITY Under-18s beat Youth Cup winners West Ham 2-1 in extra time at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to complete a unique treble double.
MANCHESTER CITY manager Pep Guardiola has hailed an “incredible achievement” after the club completed a ‘double hat-trick’ of Under-18 and Premier League 2 titles.
MARK LEYLAND, who has been described by Eddie Howe as an “integral” member of his staff, is leaving Newcastle United at this end of the season to become Head of Coaching Methodology at City Football Group.
MANCHESTER CITY have added to their growing Insights team by hiring Maram AlBaharna from The Athletic as Football Insights Analyst.
HARRY DUNN has been promoted to Performance Analysis Lead at Manchester City. The analyst, who has been with City for eight years, replaces Piet Cremers, who left at the start of this season.
SAM ERITH is leaving Manchester City after 11 years to join Madison Square Garden Sports Corp in New York. Erith joined City in September 2011 from Tottenham as their Head of Sport Science, before being promoted to Head of Human Performance for the overall City Football Group in January 2014.
MANCHESTER CITY Head of Analysis and Insights Piet Cremers has left the Premier League champions after four-and-a-half years.
EDD WEBSTER worked as a data scientist for Manchester City and West Ham. Now he's with another iconic brand: LEGO. He tells TGG how football clubs are (and aren’t) using data, what they can learn from other industries and how people can transition into the profession, just like he did.
RYAN DEFREITAS has left Leicester City after nine-and-a-half years to become first-team performance analyst for training at Manchester City.
DAN LEWINDON has joined Manchester City in the new role of Director of Player Health and Performance. He arrives from the LTA, where he was Head of High Performance Science and Medicine for six years.
CERI BOWLEY has left Manchester City after three years to become first-team coach at Rangers.
CRAIG MUDD has replaced Danny Walker as Under-23s assistant at Manchester City, with Jamie Carr stepping up from the U14s to become assistant with the U18s.
ENZO MARESCA is returning to Manchester City to become Pep Guardiola’s assistant after Juanma Lillo left to become Head Coach of Al-Sadd Sports Club in Qatar.
RAVI MISTRY has been promoted to Head of Football Insights at Manchester City as the club continue to invest heavily in their data science capability.
AT 26, Piet Cremers is younger than the average age of Manchester City’s playing squad (27) and almost half the age of their manager, Pep Guardiola (51). But despite his callow years, the Dutchman has become an important and influential member of Guardiola’s backroom staff at the Etihad.
NICK CHADD has left City Football Group and Manchester City after five-and-a-half years to become Head of Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning at Portuguese giants Benfica.
CATHERINE HESFORD has left the Football Association after five-and-a-half years to become Manchester City’s first Head of Talent Science.
A CORONER has recorded a verdict of suicide at the inquest of former Manchester City Academy player Jeremy Wisten, who was found dead at his home in October last year.
JASON WILCOX says his ambition is for Manchester City’s Academy to be the best in the whole of world sport.
HOW Liverpool and Manchester City turned their full-backs into attacking playmakers, taking a previously unfashionable role to whole new level.
FORMER Scotland captain Gary Caldwell has been appointed Loans Coach at Manchester City after his interim spell as Newcastle United’s Under-23s boss ended.
MANCHESTER CITY Under-14 lead Jamie Carr will embark on an incredible double challenge in two of the world's most hostile environments next year to raise money for charity.
ABILITY to win 1v1 duels is arguably more important now than ever. So how are clubs coaching and developing it?
FORMER Rochdale manager Brian Barry-Murphy has been appointed as Manchester City’s new Under-23s boss as the club unveiled their coaching set-up for the new season.
BRIAN KIDD has left Manchester City after 12 years, with Under-18s coach Carlos Vicens stepping up to take his place as assistant manager.
SERGIO AGUERO has given an engraved luxury watch to every member of Manchester City’s first-team staff, as well as raffling his Range Rover, which was won by kit manager Ally Marland.
MANCHESTER CITY Under-23s boss Enzo Maresca is leaving the club after only a season to become Head Coach of Italian side Parma.
MANCHESTER CITY have won the Under-18s Premier League title to secure a unique hat-trick of trophies.
MANCHESTER CITY’S Under-23s have won Premier League 2 for the first time, with Pep Guardiola hailing a "fantastic achievement" by Enzo Maresca's side.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE employed the services of data analytics company Analytics FC as part of the negotiations over his new four-year contract with Manchester City.
PLAYERS from Liverpool and Manchester City’s Academy and women’s teams are to wear special mouthguards during training as part of a landmark study into head injuries in football.
MANCHESTER CITY have played more backwards passes than any other side in Europe so far this season, debunking the theory that this is a negative ploy.
A PhD in computational astrophysics, developing trading systems for a £30bn hedge fund and policy advisor for the British government: not your typical CV for a member of backroom staff. However, these are just some of the credentials of Laurie Shaw, who has been appointed Lead AI Scientist by Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY Academy Manager Jason Wilcox says he has set his staff and players three key targets for 2021.
STEVE SPARKS has left Southampton after a decade to become first-team physio at Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY have teamed up with Google Research to launch an AI football competition which they hope will ‘test and refine’ tactical principles on the pitch.
GLENN VAN DER KRAAN has started working for Manchester City as their new Head of Coaching as the club completes an extensive Academy revamp.
MANCHESTER CITY Chief Executive Ferran Soriano says English football should re-consider introducing B teams in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Eddie Jones, Tom Vernon, Dave Reddin, Lorraine O'Malley and Karen Bardsley outline what they believe will be the big developments in football in the coming months and years.
FORMER West Ham assistant Enzo Maresca has been appointed Under-23s boss at Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY’S most experienced analyst, Aaron Briggs, has left the club after nine years to join Monaco.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN recruitment co-ordinator Chris Baker has left the club after three years to join Manchester City.
JOHN-MARK SISMAN has been appointed to the new role of Performance Physicist by Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY have promoted Spaniard Carlos Vicens to Under-18 lead coach, with Darren Hughes stepping up from the U11s to become his assistant. Danny Walker has moved from U15/16s lead to U23 assistant.
STEPHEN TORPEY has been appointed Head of Coaching for the Under-15s to 23s by Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY have appointed Juan Manuel Lillo - described by Pep Guardiola as “the best coach I ever had” - as the club’s new assistant manager.
MANCHESTER CITY are set to make significant changes in their Academy this summer, with both the Under-23 and U18 lead coach roles becoming available.
SIMON TIMSON, the Performance Director at the Lawn Tennis Association, is joining Manchester City in the summer to head up their performance department.
LIVERPOOL have hired another physio from rivals Manchester City with Steve Lilley joining the Anfield club next month.
BRIAN PRESTIDGE has been promoted to Director of Insights and Decision Technology at City Football Group, meaning he will head up data science across nine teams including Manchester City.
MANCHESTER CITY’S most senior data scientist, Lee Mooney, has left the club after six years to launch a start-up.
MANCHESTER CITY had one significant weakness last season - which is why they hired set piece specialist Nicolas Jover from Brentford.
MANCHESTER CITY are advertising for their first dedicated data scientist to work with Pep Guardiola's team.
MANCHESTER CITY have come under fire after a team photo emerged showing their ‘Under-5s elite squad’.
MANCHESTER CITY have promoted from within to fill the Head Physio position vacated by Lee Nobes last November.
GRANT DOWNIE, Manchester City's former Head of Academy Performance, explains how he managed to get 28 full-time staff working together cohesively.
GRANT DOWNIE has worked in the performance industry fo more than 30 years, holding senior roles with Rangers, Middlesbrough and Manchester City. Now he works as a consultant and mentor and shared some of his key principles with TGG.
JAMES McCARRON is leaving the Premier League after a year to become Head of Sports Science and Medicine for Manchester City Ladies.
MANCHESTER CITY Head Physio Lee Nobes is leaving the club after 11 years to join rivals Liverpool.
PEP GUARDIOLA has credited two ‘geniuses’ with inspiring him to do things differently.
DESPITE being based in Barcelona, Dr Ramon Cugat has become the key medical figure at Manchester City, following a 20-year association with Pep Guardiola.
MANCHESTER CITY analyst Richard Bredice says he expects the introduction of electronic devices into the technical area to create “huge controversy” this season.
MANCHESTER CITY have appointed Barnsley’s Paul Harsley as their new Under-23 manager.
WHEN Manchester City unveiled their state-of-the-art £200m Etihad training complex in December 2014, it included football’s most advanced altitude chamber.
THE half spaces have become football's most fertile ground thanks to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Here's why.
MANCHESTER CITY are looking for a new Under-23 coach as they revamp roles in their Academy.
MANCHESTER CITY have hired video analyst Piet Cremers after he impressed during his 18 month spell with partner club NAC Breda.
MANCHESTER CITY Academy manager Jason Wilcox admits something ‘unbelievable’ has to happen in order for teenagers to make it into the first team at the club.
MANCHESTER CITY chief executive Ferran Soriano admits there is “much more to do” to bridge the gap between the club’s Academy and first team.
WEST BROM are the tallest side in the Premier League this season, with Manchester City the smallest.
NEW Manchester City Academy boss Jason Wilcox says challenging players will be more important than winning on his watch.
EDDIE JONES' Q&A at Soccerex was as intense and stimulating as one of the his coaching sessions. Read and listen to it here.
JORDI CRUYFF insists Pep Guardiola is still continuing his father’s legacy despite his record with homegrown players at Manchester City.
THE exit of Manchester City's brightest prospect seriously undermines their claims that youth would be given a platform this season.
WEST HAM's Joe Hart has the worst distribution performance of any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, according to exclusive analysis conducted by the World in Motion agency.
MANCHESTER CITY Academy director Mark Allen has been named as the new Director of Football at Glasgow Rangers.
WEST BROM won the Premier League fitness title in 2016/17, with the lowest number of significant injuries and days lost to injury.
PEP GUARDIOLA has warned he is again unlikely to introduce many academy players to the Manchester City first team next season, blaming the competitiveness of the youth league they play in.
MANCHESTER CITY have been banned from signing Academy players for two years after being found guilty of tapping-up two schoolboys.