Medical expert Ben Dinnery has been left wowed by the appointment of Jack Nayler as Everton‘s new Head of Sports Science.
The Lowdown: Nayler appointed
The Goodison Park outfit confirmed last week that Nayler has been appointed as the new Head of Sports Science for the Men’s First Team.
He has extensive experience in elite-level sport and joins them after 15 months with established Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
He also has five years of experience in the same role for reigning Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, and has also been First-Team Sports Scientist/Conditioning Coach at UEFA Champions League champions Real Madrid.
Nayler has also worked with both PSG and Chelsea, and has a Masters degree in strength and conditioning and a degree in sports and exercise science, physiology, nutrition, pedagogy, psychology, biomechanics and sports medicine.
The Latest: Dinnery wowed
Speaking to Football Insider, Dinnery, who also contributes for Sky Sports, has claimed that hiring Nayler appears to be a ‘major coup’ for the Merseyside club, adding that he has an ‘impressive’ resume:
“It’s an impressive resume.
“You don’t get an opportunity to work at so many top clubs without picking up some real good habits and knowledge.
“We know that football is a results-based business. On paper, it appears to be a major coup for Everton, but the ultimate litmus test will be how the backroom staff goes on to take them to the next level.
“But, yes, it looks like a really good recruit for them. Hopefully, for supporters, he is another piece of the jigsaw to help Frank Lampard realise his Everton dream.”
The Verdict: Inspired appointment
Given the number of high-profile clubs that Neyler has worked with, this looks to be a really inspired appointment.
His expertise in strength and conditioning will be music to the ears of the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has suffered from injury problems over the last two seasons.
It shows a step in the right direction for the Toffees, who will now look to kick on after their 1-0 at home to West Ham United in the Premier League before the international break.
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