Chelsea staff profiles

Pen pics of Chelsea's coaching, sports science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.

HEAD COACH: Antonio Conte

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Added to an already glittering reputation by winning Premier League in his first season at Chelsea. In his three campaigns with Juventus he won three Serie A titles, amassed a record number of points in 2013/14 and lost only three home league games in total. Was also a player of some repute, winning 20 caps for Italy.


DIRECTOR: Marina Granovskaia

<i>Nationality: Russian</i>

Nationality: Russian

Deals with player signings and sales. Combined, she and Emanalo fulfil the role of a Sporting Director. The Russian has worked for Abramovich since 1997, first with his former oil company Sibneft, then with Chelsea after he took over in 2003. Has been on the club's board since June 2013.


ASSISTANT: Paolo Vanoli

Nationality: Italian

Nationality: Italian

Arrived in July, having been coach of Italy's U19s. Conte held him in high regard while coaching the full international side. The former full-back played for Rangers in 2003/4.


ASSISTANT: Angelo Alessio

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Played alongside Conte for Juventus and worked as his assistant at Siena, Juventus and Italy before joining him at Stamford Bridge last summer.


ASSISTANT: Gianluca Conte

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Younger brother of the manager. Played with him at Lecce and worked as his analyst at Bari, Juventus and with the Italian team before coming with him to Chelsea.


ASSISTANT: Carlo Cudicini

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Chelsea' first-choice keeper until arrival of Petr Cech in 2004/5. Appointed assistant when Conte arrived last July. His first-hand knowledge of the club helped the Italian to integrate.


GOALKEEPER COACH: Gianluca Spinelli

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Formerly goalkeeping coach for Genoa and the Italian national side, with whom he still works.


ASSISTANT & PLAYER ANALYST: Davide Mazzotta

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Arrived in July following the departure of Steve Holland to work full-time with England. Played with Conte at Lecce and worked with him for Italy. Has a scouting and video analysis role.


HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE & PSYCHOLOGY: Tim Harkness

<i>Nationality: South African</i>

Nationality: South African

Has held his position since July 2009. Previously worked in private practice in his native South Africa.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Paco Biosca

<i>Nationality: Spanish</i>

Nationality: Spanish

Joined Chelsea in July 2011 from Shakhtar Donetsk. Prior to this the Catalan worked as a specialist doctor in orthopaedic surgery at Arnau Vilanova Hospital in Lleida, Spain.


CONSULTANT PERSONAL TRAINER & NUTRITIONIST: Tiberio Ancora

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

An ever-present in Conte's team, having worked with him at Bari, Siena, Atalanta, Juventus and the Italian national team. A fitness fanatic who is in incredible shape for a 52-year-old. Behind the decision to take ketchup, fizzy drinks and pizza off the menu at Cobham. Has just signed up for another two years with the club.


STRENGTH & POWER COACH: Julio Tous

<i>Nationality: Spanish</i>

Nationality: Spanish

At heart of Diego Costa saga. Had a row with striker in January leading to him being dropped. First linked up with Conte at Juve, then with Italy. Once a coach with Spanish Swimming.


FITNESS COACH: Paolo Bertelli

Nationality: Italian

Nationality: Italian

Another who worked with Conte for Juve and the Italian national team. At the heart of a tunnel row between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in April.


FITNESS COACH: Chris Jones

<i>Nationality: English</i>

Nationality: English

Joined from neighbours Fulham in 2006, initially working in the Academy. Promoted to first team in 2009. Represented England U18s as a player.


ASSISTANT FITNESS COACH: Constantino Coratti

<i>Nationality: Italian</i>

Nationality: Italian

Played in the lower leagues in Italy with Frosinone and Sora. Worked with Conte with Juventus and Italy.


PHYSIO: Jon Fearn

<i>Nationality: English</i>

Nationality: English

Hit the headlines when he and club doctor Eva Carneiro were branded 'naive' by Jose Mourinho for running on to treat Eden Hazard in August 2015. With Chelsea since 2010.


HEAD PHYSIO: Jason Palmer

<i>Nationality: Australian</i>

Nationality: Australian

Arrived at Chelsea from Fulham. Previously worked with Australia men's football side and Olympic team at Sydney 2000.


SPORTS THERAPIST: Stu Sullivan

<i>Nationality: English</i>

Nationality: English

With Chelsea since 2004. Worked with England at 2010 World Cup.

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