Our experts

  • Tosh Farrell

    Tosh Farrell

    Former Everton Academy coach

    Famed for nurturing the talents of Manchester United and England hotshot Wayne Rooney. He also helped bring through Victor Anichebe, Leon Osman, Jack Rodwell, and James Vaughan at Everton.

  • Tony Strudwick

    Tony Strudwick

    Head of sports science, Manchester United

    Strudwick worked with Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and The FA, before taking up his post at Manchester United.

  • Tony Daley

    Tony Daley

    Head of first team performance, Wolves

    After a successful playing career with Aston Villa, Wolves, Watford and Walsall, the former England international studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Science and secured the position of fitness and conditioning coach at Sheffield United, before returning to Wolves as head of first team performance.

  • Tony Carr

    Tony Carr

    West Ham youth team guru

    What do Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and John Terry have in common? Their talents were harnessed under the tutelage of Tony Carr.

  • Tom Bates

    Tom Bates

    WBA sports psychologist

    As well as helping develop the confidence and mental toughness of WBA's rising stars, the Baggies sports psychology expert has also worked with England schoolboys.

  • Tim De’Ath

    Tim De’Ath

    England and West Ham chef

    Tim was appointed head chef for the Three Lions last May and is assistant head chef for the Hammers. He clearly knows his onions.

  • Theo Walcott

    Theo Walcott

    Arsenal and England speed demon

    Walcott's devastating speed on the wing has made him a valuable asset to both Arsenal and England. Built in the mould of the Gunners' legendary number 14 Thierry Henry, the young Englishman has also developed a coolness in front of goal.

  • Stewart Vella

    Stewart Vella

    Sports Performance Consultant

    Dr Stewart Vella holds a PhD in Sport Psychology and is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. He specializes in the psychological underpinnings of football performance and coaching, and is a Consultant at Mindset Performance. Find out more at www.mindsetperformance.com.au

  • Simon Bitcon

    Simon Bitcon

    Head of fitness, Manchester City

    Simon's been putting City's globetrotting stars through their paces since joining from Blackburn Rovers in 2008.

  • Scott Miller

    Scott Miller

    Fulham's assistant technical coach

    The Australian is preparing for his eighth season working 
with the first XI 
at Craven Cottage. He's also assistant coach for the Australian national team.

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