Aston Villa have announced the backroom staff that will be joining Steven Gerrard at Villa Park, including former Villa assistant manager, Gary McAllister.
The claret & blue revealed Gerrard as their new manager on Thursday and though it was speculated who he may be bringing with him from Glasgow, his full staff have now been confirmed.
Assistant Head Coach
Villa fans will already be familiar with McAllister following his spell as both assistant and caretaker manager during 2010-2011.
His only position in football since then, aside from a short stint with Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, was with Gerrard up in Rangers as his Assistant Head Coach - the same role that he will once again take up at Villa Park.
Assistant Head Coach
A name not as many will be as familiar with - but soon will be, is Michael Beale - Gerrard’s second Assistant Head Coach. The ‘brains’ behind the operation.
Beale has over 15 years of coaching experience, starting off with the Chelsea youth set up before moving on to Sao Paulo and latterly the Liverpool youth team, which is where he was poached by Gerrard who invited him to join him in Scotland back in 2018.
He’s extremely well thought of by Gerrard and all those that work under him.
Culshaw and Gerrard have been lifelong friends. Both played for Liverpool’s youth team but as Gerrard went onto progress through the ranks, Culshaw decided to take the coaching path.
He initially moved abroad to coach kids in Spain before returning home to Liverpool’s academy where he was once again reunited with Stevie G.
The technical coach has had his set-piece work complimented on numerous occasions during his time in Scotland including by the Rangers captain James Tavernier who said: “We work extremely hard on set-pieces in training. TC has us working hard with them all week and it shows in the games as they can effectively give you three points.”
If Mason is to follow a similar path to that he did with Rangers, his role as lead analyst will mainly centre around post-match analysis.
He will look at what worked, what didn’t work and how the team can improve in future games.
Mason told Rangers TV earlier this season that he is also very keen to improve individual player performances as well as the team as a whole when analysing film.
Head of Fitness and Conditioning
Like the majority of Gerrard’s staff, Milsom also started at Liverpool before following him up to Scotland.
Due to the amount of niggling injuries Villa have found themselves with on a consistent basis this season, Milsom will have a tough job ahead of him to improve the regularity of them occurring moving forward.
As well as the new additions above, Austin MacPhee, Aaron Danks and Neil Cutler will also remain at the club.