First Team Coaching Staff
First Team Manager
Former Liverpool and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester City in February 2019 – going onto lift a maiden FA Cup and the FA Community Shield with the Foxes, also managing the Club into successive European campaigns for the first time.
The Northern Irish manager has overseen City’s biggest-ever top-flight win – a 9-0 victory at Southampton and their longest top-tier winning streak (eight games). He has also secured two fifth-place finishes – each representing LCFC’s joint second-best Premier League standings.
Meanwhile, during his two-and-a-half-year spell at Celtic, Rodgers’ side embarked on a staggering 69-game unbeaten run, the longest stretch in 100 years of British football. He won every single domestic trophy contested in Scotland – the Scottish Premiership (twice), the Scottish Cup (twice) and the Scottish League Cup (three times) – winning every single cup tie he participated in.
Following on from also guiding Swansea City to becoming the first Welsh club to compete in the Premier League and establishing Liverpool as genuine title contenders, Rodgers holds a reputation as one of the game’s most respected and successful managers. He is one of just four Leicester City managers to win major silverware for the Club, joining Matt Gillies, Martin O'Neill and Claudio Ranieri.
First Team Assistant Manager
During a short playing career, at the age of 16, Chris Davies captained a Reading youth team coached by Brendan Rodgers. Davies also worked for Leicester City as a youth team coach between 2005 and 2007 and later joined New Zealand outfit Hawkes Bay in a similar role.
After graduating from Loughborough University with a First Class Honour's degree in 2007, Davies worked with Hawkes for two years. Aged just 25, Rodgers appointed him as assistant coach at Swansea City in 2010, where they would guide the Welsh outfit to promotion to the Premier League in their first season.
Davies followed Rodgers to Liverpool in 2012, and briefly returned to Reading as a first team coach in January 2016, before linking back up with his former youth coach at Celtic the following summer. In their first season, Celtic won the domestic treble for the fourth time in the club's history and would go on to break the Scottish side's own 100-year record for successive domestic games unbeaten, going 69 matches without defeat.
In all, Davies was at Celtic Park for two-and-a-half years, winning every single major domestic competition entered – a double of trebles. In February 2019, he accompanied Rodgers to Leicester as his assistant manager, helping the Club to wins in the FA Cup and FA Community Shield.
First Team Fitness Coach
Glen Driscoll has worked alongside Brendan Rodgers in a number of roles for over 15 years. The pair met at Chelsea, where Driscoll was tasked with working with figures such as José Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti in areas including physiotherapy, fitness and conditioning and injury prevention.
Following nine seasons at Stamford Bridge, Driscoll headed to Swansea City in 2010, to work with Rodgers, as the Liberty Stadium club sealed promotion to, and then secured safety in, the Premier League. Like Chris Davies, Driscoll followed Rodgers to Liverpool in 2012 where, in their second season, the Reds finished in second place in the top flight.
Meanwhile, for two-and-a-half seasons, Driscoll worked as head of performance at Celtic, helping the Bhoys to win seven successive domestic trophies. More success – including the FA Cup and FA Community Shield – has followed since he joined Rodgers at King Power Stadium in 2019.
First Team Coach & Goalkeeper Coach
Mike Stowell has worked in a range of roles at Leicester City since 2005 – becoming a key part of the Club’s rise from the third tier of English football to its apex. In that time, the Foxes have won titles in League 1, the Championship and the Premier League, also lifting the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield, and competing in every knockout European competition.
Stowell enjoyed a successful playing career before hanging up his gloves – spending over 10 years as Wolves’ No.1, making over 400 first team appearances.
During his time at Molineux, Stowell was part of the team that won the 1988/89 Third Division title and was also called up to the England B squad. After a spell at Bristol City, spending the next four seasons at the club, Stowell took a role as Leicester City's goalkeeping coach in 2005. During his time at King Power Stadium, Stowell has also acted as assistant manager and caretaker manager on several occasions.
First Team Coach
Newcastle-born Adam Sadler joined the Foxes as a tactical analyst in 2014 and is now a valued part of the first team set-up, working directly with manager Brendan Rodgers. Having been on the books of Manchester United as a young player, he turned to coaching aged 20 and worked for over eight years at Newcastle United in a number of coaching roles, including reserve team manager.
Following spells with Norwich City and Plymouth Argyle, he spent two seasons as Under-18s coach at Manchester City before joining Leicester following the Club’s promotion to the Premier League. Originally appointed to provide tactical insights into Premier League opposition, Sadler is now primarily focused on day-to-day coaching at LCFC Training Ground.
Following the departure of Claude Puel in February 2019, Sadler and Mike Stowell oversaw a 2-1 win for the Foxes in the Premier League ahead of Rodgers' first game for the Club.
First Team Set-Piece Coach
Lars Knudsen joined the Club in 2022 to assist the first team with set-piece preparation and planning, a role he also carries out for the United States national side. A former assistant manager at FC Midtjylland in the Danish Super League between 2016 and 2018, Lars has a wealth of experience, after undertaking roles with Denmark’s U18s, U19s and U20s national teams, also working as a scout for the senior men’s team too.
Knudsen also worked for AaB Fodbold for nearly eight years, with roles including reserve team head coach, first team scout and U17s head coach. He also holds a UEFA Pro License and a master’s degree in Applied Philosophy.
Head Of Fitness & Conditioning
Matt Reeves is responsible for ensuring the implementation of effective sports science services at the Football Club. His main objectives surround reducing injury occurrence, while improving physical preparation, athletic development and overall performance.
As a Sport and Exercise Science graduate from Loughborough University, Reeves’ first opportunity within professional sport came when he interned at the Club back in 2008. The following season, he worked as first team sports scientist on a full-time basis before moving to Hull City as part of Nigel Pearson’s backroom team.
Having re-joined Leicester City in December 2011, he has been heavily involved in the work undertaken by the sports science department throughout that transformational period for the Club. Aside from his work with the Foxes, he has also provided support to the England youth teams on international camps.
Leicester City’s work on sports science has become renowned throughout the game as industry leading under Reeves’ leadership.
Dr. Mark Waller
Head Of Medical
Dr. Mark Waller, who joined Leicester City in the summer of 2022, is an experienced sports medicine practitioner after spells with Liverpool, Al Jazira Club, Aston Villa, Hull City, Rangers and the England Under-21s.
Over 17 years at Anfield, Waller rose to become the head of the medical department, until 2010, when he was named as medical director at Al Jazira Club, based in Abu Dhabi.
He would soon return to England, working at Aston Villa for nine months, before working for over five years as team doctor at Hull City between 2013 and 2018. In 2018, meanwhile, Waller followed Steven Gerrard, a player he treated at Liverpool, to Rangers, where he would spend the next four years, later taking up a post as head of medicine at Leicester City.
First Team Staff
|Dr. Ian Patchett||Club Doctor|
|Gary Silk||First Team Physiotherapist|
|Ed Richmond||First Team Physiotherapist|
|Jonny King||First Team Physiotherapist|
|Reuben Walker||First Team Masseur|
|Rob Smith||First Team Masseur|
|Fiona Gore||First Team Masseur|
|Kevin Paxton||First Team Athletic Development Officer|
|Tom Joel||First Team Sports Scientist|
|Mitch Willis||First Team Strength & Power Coach|
|Andy Blake||First Team Lead Performance Analyst|
|Pete Clark||First Team Performance Analyst|
|Matthew Edge||First Team Performance Analyst|
|Jack Lyons||First Team Post-Match Analyst|
|Paul McAndrew||Kit Manager|
|Jon Sanders||First Team Player Liaison Officer|