Assistant Manager: Michael Brown
A veteran midfielder who has made over 150 appearances in the Premier League in illustrious career, signed for Port vale in July 2014. Brown is known for his tenacious tackling and never say die attitude on the pitch.
When Bruno Ribiero was appointed as manager of the club in the summer of 2016 Brown was given the role of Assistant Manager, with an eye on playing when required.
Head Physiotherapist: James Rowland
Port Vale welcomed new Head Physiotherapist James Rowland for the start of the 2014/15 Season.
A graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, James has previously worked as a physiotherapist at the Doncaster Rovers Centre of Excellence and the Derby County Academy before becoming Head Physio at Burton Albion.
Performance Analyst: Dan Thompson
A former decathlon athlete, Dan Thompson is a key member of the Club’s backroom staff.
The 30-year-old studied Sports Management for four years at Sheffield Hallam University before spending time working in IT recruitment.
He started volunteering for Scunthorpe United in 2011 and began work at Port Vale part-time alongside that. Dan was taken on full time by the club in 2012 and in his very first season the Valiants were promoted to Sky Bet League One.
Sports Therapist: Kyle Fairgrieve
Kyle initially joined Port Vale FC Medical Department during the 2015/16 season in conjunction with Staffordshire University Sports Therapy programme.
Following this successful period, Kyle was employed at the start of the 2016/17 season as full time 1st Team Sports Therapist to work alongside the Physiotherapy & Sports Science team.
His job role centres around delivering soft tissue treatments pre and post training , assisting with rehabilitation and ensuring the players are in optimal physical condition.