Everton staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — January 12, 2018
Pen pics of Everton's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
MANAGER AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENT:
MANAGER: Sam Allardyce
Appointed in November, having previously announced his retirement from club management. Career spans more than 25 years, taking in the likes of Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. His England reign lasted just one game though - against Slovakia - before he was sacked in light of a Daily Telegraph exposé.
PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR: Dr Ryland Morgans
Hugely experienced, having been Head of Performance at Swansea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace, as well as the Welsh national team - a position he still holds. Worked under Allardyce at Palace.
HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS: David Harrison
Pictured next to each new recruit as they sign their contract. Worked for Manchester United before joining Everton in 2002. Said to possess "diplomatic skills, an assured manner and quiet competence."
DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: Steve Walsh
Was a PE teacher before moving into scouting. Credited with the purchases of Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kanté and Jamie Vardy at Leicester, where he was assistant manager. Joined Toffees in July 2016 and has been under pressure following a £150m summer recruitment drive which is yet to bear fruit.
DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL: Dr Aboul Shaheir
Joined as club doctor in March 2015, before being promoted to current role last October. An accredited GP with special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Responsible for first team and U23s.
ASSISTANT: Sammy Lee
Appointment angered some sections of the support because of his playing and coaching career with rivals Liverpool. Worked with Allardyce at Bolton, Palace and England.
FIRST TEAM COACH: Duncan Ferguson
Famous former player who joined club's Academy as a coach in 2011. Promoted to first-team duties in 2014.
HEAD OF COACHING: Craig Shakespeare
Given a three-year deal as manager by Leicester last June, only to be sacked in October. Highly respected coach who was assistant for the Foxes when they won the 2016/17 title.
GOALKEEPING COACH: Martyn Margetson
Former Wales international who worked with Allardyce for England and Crystal Palace. Joined Everton at the end of December.
MEDICAL & PERFORMANCE:
SPORT SCIENTIST: Matt Taberner
Arrived from Aston Villa in September 2013, as U21s Fitness Coach. Promoted to current role in June 2014.
INJURY PREVENTION PHYSIO: Carl Howarth
Previously worked at Bolton, Birmingham and Wolves. Joined Everton in July 2015.
PHYSIO: Adam Newall
Salford University graduate who joined in September 2013. Responsible for screening, monitoring, preparation and rehab.
NUTRITIONIST: Lloyd Parker
Joined in October 2016, having previously been with the Salford City Reds rugby league team.
CONSULTANT NUTRITIONIST: Prof Graeme Close
Former rugby league pro who is now programme lead for the MSc in Sport Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University. Works as a consultant at Everton one day a week.
SPORT SCIENTIST: David Flower
With the club since June 2011, initially working with the Ladies team.
HEAD PHYSIO: Matt Connery
Has been with Everton for 17 years. Initially worked with the professional squad before being promoted to first-team duties in 2014.
MASSEUR: Jimmy Comer
An institution at Everton. Began his career at the club in the mid-1990s under Howard Kendall.
PODIATRIST: Richie Porter
With Everton since 1999. Initially with the Academy, before being promoted in 2010. Treats feet, ankles and lower leg.
MASSEUR: Craig Yuill
Recruited from Manchester City, where he had been for a decade, in the summer of 2016.
LEAD PERFORMANCE ANALYST: Paul Graley
Joined from Prozone in 2009 and was promoted to head of department in 2012. Uses stats and video to analyse Everton's performance and that of future opponents.
DATA ANALYST: Charlie Reeves
Arrived from Forest Green Rovers, where he had a unique role - analyst/ energy trader. Appointed by Everton ahead of the 2017/18 season.