Chelsea Coaching Staff 2022/23
When Thomas Tuchel was sacked on September 7 last year, Graham Potter was appointed as the new Chelsea manager 24 hours later. He left the role at Brighton and Hove Albion to arrive at Stamford Bridge.
The first few weeks were smooth sailing in terms of results. But, things started to turn before the World Cup and hasn’t been good since the resumption of the season as well. He is a talented manager though. With the spending the club has done in the winter window, expect a better second half of this campaign.
Billy Reid/Assistant Manager
Billy Reid followed Graham Potter to Chelsea to take the role of assistant coach, having worked alongside Potter for nine years at Ostersund, Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Glaswegian Reid is a former footballer and former manager of Scottish side Hamilton Academical, enjoying more than seven years in the dugout.
In 2007/08, he won the Scottish First Division and thus was promoted to the Scottish Premier League. He won the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award for his achievements.
Bjorn Hamberg/Assistant Manager
Bjorn Hamberg has worked with Graham Potter since the start of his Ostersund tenure in January 2011 when he was just 26, having developed a reputation for himself in Sweden as player-coach of a team he helped to set up, BK Bjorner.
Hamberg worked as a first-team coach under Potter at Ostersund, helping the Swedish club climb into the top flight from the fourth tier.
Next was a move to Swansea City with Potter and assistant head coach Billy Reid, and the trio helped the Welsh club to a 10th-placed finish in the EFL Championship.
Anthony Barry/Assistant Coach
Former Wigan Athletic coach Anthony Barry was appointed as part of the Chelsea backroom team ahead of the 2020/21 season.
While at Chelsea, Barry has taken on part-time roles coaching roles in international football, firstly with the Republic of Ireland coaching staff before switching to Belgium. He is one of the coaching staff that stayed despite the departure of Tuchel.
Bruno Saltor Grau/Assistiant Coach
Former Brighton player Bruno Saltor Grau has been in coaching since retiring at the end of the 2018/19 season and joined Graham Potter in moving to Stamford Bridge in 2022.
The Spaniard is considered a legend at Brighton, having spent a successful seven years on the South Coast. He guided the club as captain to a first promotion to the top flight in 34 years.
Henrique Hilario/Goalkeeping Coach
Hilario is a former Chelsea goalkeeper, who joined the coaching staff two years after he retired from the game. He has been the goalkeeper coach at Chelsea since 2016 and has worked with several managers.
Ben Roberts/Goalkeeper Coach
Former Middlesbrough keeper Ben Roberts started against Chelsea in the 1997 FA Cup final and spent time at Yeovil Town, Charlton Athletic and Brighton in a coaching capacity before coming to Stamford Bridge with Graham Potter.
James Russell/Assistant Goalkeeping Coach
Russell is an Academy product of Chelsea. He worked on his coaching badges and was initially appointed to work with the academy goalkeepers in 2009. His position got a promotion at the start of the 2019/20 season when he was appointed as an assistant to Hilario in the first-team goalkeeping coaching department.
Matt Birnie/Fitness Coach
He has worked at Chelsea since 2005 and joined the men’s first-team set-up at the start of the 2019/20 season. Before being the fitness coach, Birnie was formerly head of the academy’s physical fitness and development squad conditioning coach, where he was responsible for a combination of team and individual on-field conditioning, alongside gym-based training.
Will Tullett/Fitness Coach
Tullett first worked at Chelsea in 2003 before moving to Spain to work with Glenn Hoddle. He made a comeback to the club in 2011, initially working as a movement specialist for the Academy and men’s first-team sports science teams, before moving into his current role as a fitness coach for the senior set-up at the beginning of 2019/20.
Carlo Cudicini/Club Ambassador and Loan Technical Coach
One of the most talented and popular goalkeepers in Blues history, Carlo Cudicini made 216 appearances during his 10 years at Stamford Bridge between 1999 and 2009, keeping 101 clean sheets.
In July 2016 he started a dual role, when he also became assistant to the newly appointed then head coach Antonio Conte, a job he continued under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19.
In the summer of 2019, Cudicini changed roles to become one of our loan player technical coaches. He is also a club ambassador now.
Neil Bath/Director of Football Development & Operations
Neil Bath joined the Chelsea schoolboys coaching staff part-time in 1993 and has worked his way up to the top of the Academy structure.
In 2002 he was appointed assistant Academy director with a responsibility for the Under 8-16 age groups and in the summer of 2004, he became Academy manager. In 2011 his role was further extended to oversee the Reserves/Under-21 set-up as head of youth development.
In July 2020 he was the recipient of the Eamonn Dolan award in recognition for excellent work in youth development at Chelsea FC.
Bath was appointed Director of Football Development and Operations in November 2022.
Kyle Macaulay joined Chelsea in a recruitment role in 2022 to act as a conduit between that area and the coaching staff. He is familiar with Graham Potter’s expectations and style of play having previously worked with our head coach for a decade.
Macaulay is a former professional footballer, who played the majority of his career in Scotland, for Peterhead, Alloa Athletic and Elgin City.
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