As a player, Kenny Jackett was the archetypal one-club man, displaying a loyalty which has remained throughout his footballing career by making 337 league appearances for his home town club Watford, scoring 25 goals.
He was a key part of the Hornets side which finished runners-up in the top flight in the 1982/83 season and appeared in the defeat to Everton in the 1984 FA Cup Final.
Jackett also picked up 31 caps for Wales.
A knee injury brought an early end to his career at the age of 28 in 1990, but he remained with Watford in coaching roles, going on to be both Head Coach and assistant manager to Graham Taylor.
As assistant to Taylor, Jackett helped mastermind two successive promotions up to the Barclays Premier League in the 1999/2000 campaign.
After leaving Watford at the end of the 2000/01 season, Jackett worked as assistant to Ian Holloway at Queen’s Park Rangers, again playing a part in a promotion, this time from League One.
It was in 2004 that Jackett joined Swansea where he is credited with beginning the reversal in fortunes that has seen the Welsh side now established in the Premier League and winning the Capital One Cup in the 2012/13 season.
His first season saw Swansea win promotion from League Two, before losing on penalties against Barnsley in the League One play-off final the following year, although there was consolation in winning the Football League Trophy, beating Carlisle at the Millennium Stadium.
Jackett departed Swansea in February, 2007, after which Roberto Martinez took over, and after a spell as reserve team coach at Manchester City was soon back in the hotseat at Millwall in November, 2007.
And, as with Swansea, when he left Millwall in the summer of 2013 he did so with the club in a far better condition than when he joined.
In the 2008/09 season the Lions were beaten League One play-off finalists against Scunthorpe but 12 months later they made no mistake, beating Swindon in the final at Wembley.
Three successive seasons in the Championship with Millwall including a play-off push in the first – and FA Cup semi final in the last – as Jackett’s Lions were edged out by eventual winners Wigan at Millwall in April, 2013.
Jackett’s resignation at the New Den was accepted at the end of the 2012/13 season after he stated he was looking for a new challenge after five-and-a-half years with the Club.
By that stage he was the longest serving manager in the Championship and sixth longest throughout the four divisions.
After a rigorous recruitment process it was Jackett who came through to be named as Wolves’ Head Coach on May 31, 2013, being officially introduced at a press conference on June 3.
Jackett revealed he was both “proud and delighted” at landing the role, and vowed to prove himself to the Wolves fans as he aimed to bring back more successful times after back-to-back relegations.
Assistant Head Coach
Joe Gallen arrived as Wolves’ new Assistant Head Coach in June, 2013, reuniting his successful working relationship with Kenny Jackett.
Gallen, the eldest of three footballing brothers – Kevin and Stephen completing the set – represented Watford, Exeter and Shrewsbury as a player and the Republic of Ireland Under-21s.
A back injury ended his career at the age of 26, but from there he quickly moved into a coaching career and had completed all his qualifications by the age of 28.
Having worked at all levels of the club both at QPR and Millwall, as well as assistant manager at Exeter City, Gallen has built up an impressive reputation particularly for his work with younger players.
As Jackett’s right hand man at Millwall for several years, the club secured promotion from League One and consolidation in the Championship, including a run to the FA Cup Semi Finals at Wembley in 2013 where the Lions were edged out by eventual winners Wigan.
Head of Football Development and Recruitment
As part of the new footballing structure at Wolves, Kevin Thelwell was appointed as Head of Football Development and Recruitment in January, 2013.
Kevin was promoted having spent almost six years as the club’s Academy manager.
Kevin arrived at Wolves as Academy boss in April, 2008.
Previously he had worked at Derby County where - at just 32 years of age- he became the youngest Academy Manager in the country.
He combined this academy role with that of acting first team coach, helping the club win promotion to the Premier League in his first season via the play offs.
He briefly took the reins of the Rams' first team as caretaker manager when they parted company with Billy Davies.
Players signed by Kevin at Derby including Mark O’Brien and Jeff Hendrick have since progressed through the Academy to make notable appearances in the Derby first team.
Before moving to Pride Park in 2006 Kevin was Director of Youth Development at Preston North End where in his first season the youth team won the Football League National Youth Alliance Cup.
During this time Kevin successfully completed a Bsc (Hons) degree in Sport Science before going on to also complete the LMA/PFA Certificate in Applied Management for Football Managers at Warwick University.
He holds the UEFA Pro Licence, the highest coaching qualification in football, and has previously spent four years with the Football Association of Wales as Director of Coach Education leading the prestigious UEFA 'A' and Pro Licence courses for coaches and managers working within the professional game.
He has continued this coach education role at Wolves, providing ongoing training and development for coaches at Wolves as well as setting up a coaches association for a large number of coaches from local junior clubs.
Kevin combined his coach education role at FAW with that of National Youth Team Coach for the Under 16 National Team working with players such as Aaron Ramsey and Chris Gunter.
During his time at the club Kevin has also driven the Academy to continue to develop and improve its programme with scholars such as David Davis, Anthony Forde, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Danny Batth, Jack Price, Jamie Reckord and James Spray forcing their way into the first team squads with Johnny Gorman also becoming one of the youngest players in history to earn senior recognition with Northern Ireland.
It was confirmed in July 2012, under Kevin’s stewardship that the Academy at Wolves had been reclassified as a Category One Academy improving our status to one of the top 20 academies in the Country.
Technical Recruitment Officer
Having previously worked at Wolves as an intern, Chris joined the club on a permanent basis in March, 2012.
His job initially focused on recruitment analysis as well as assisting first team match analyst Phil Boardman.
Chris, who completed a BSc in Sports Science Coaching, has previously worked in Performance Analysis with West Bromwich Albion and Worcester University's football and basketball teams.
An FA qualified coach, Chris has also coached in schools and has run his own soccer camps, as well as picking up a Talent Identification Award.
As part of the restructuring of the backroom staff in January 2013, Chris was promoted to the role of Technical Recruitment Officer, playing a key role in the scouting and recruitment side at all levels of the club.
Head of First Team Athletic Performance
Birmingham-born, a successful decade as a player with Aston Villa saw Tony pick up a League Cup winners medal following the 1994 win against Manchester United, while Villa also twice finished as runners-up in the top division.
The pacey winger also earned seven England caps, including two appearances at the 1992 European Championships. He left Villa for Wolves, where injury affected his four years at the club before further spells with Watford, Walsall and Forest Green Rovers prior to hanging up his boots.
Having finished his playing career Tony studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Science at Coventry University, while at the same time working as fitness coach with Forest Green and also some of Aston Villa's young players, including Gabriel Agbonlahor. In 2012 he graduated with a Masters degree in Applied Sports Science and Exercise from The University of Wolverhampton.
On completing his degree Tony secured the position of fitness and conditioning coach at Sheffield United, where he spent four years before joining Wolves in the same position in September, 2007.
His attention to detail and meticulous fitness regimes quickly secured the respect of backroom colleagues and players alike as Wolves sought to develop a young and athletic squad. Tony oversees the Sport Science provision for the entire club and works closely with Dave Morrison to ensure that strategies are uniform across all ages within the football club from 1st Team to Academy.
Pat Mountain arrived at Molineux to take over as goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2008.
Prior to arriving at Wolves, he had worked with Cardiff's Academy and with Wales under-21s as well as with Cheltenham and Hereford under well-known former Wolves figures Keith Downing and Graham Turner respectively.
As a player Pat started out with Cardff before moving on to Barry Town where he picked up UEFA Cup experience.
A Welsh under-21 international himself, he also turned out for Yeovil Town and Newport County before three serious knee injuries led to early retirement at the age of 27.
From that setback however Pat was able to focus all his attentions on honing his coaching skills, and is now charged with the task of looking after Wolves' impressive array of keepers, which in recent years has included the likes of Wayne Hennessey, Carl Ikeme, Marcus Hahnemann and Dorus De Vries.
Pat was the youngest coach ever to complete both UEFA's outfield and goalkeeping coaching 'A' licences.
U21 Head Coach
Scott Sellars arrived as Under-21s Head Coach at Wolves prior to the start of the 2014/15 season.
As a player he had made over 500 career appearances, the vast majority in the Premier League, including clubs such as Leeds, Newcastle and Blackburn.
Having taken up coaching at the end of his career, Sellars worked as assistant manager at Chesterfield as well as Under-18 coach at Sheffield United, where he brought through players such as Matt Lowton, Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton.
He then moved to work with Manchester City’s Academy for almost five years, eventually heading up the entire Academy coaching structure before leaving towards the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
Sellars arrived at Wolves to work with the club’s Under-21 players and help develop that important age group, whose fixtures are in the Barclays Under-21 League.
Steve first joined Wolves as security to the team at the start of the Premier League season of 2003/04.
Since then he has continued to work for the club as a team assistant.
The role is mainly focused around assisting with the kit at home and away matches at every first team fixture, while in the summer of 2011 he became a full-time kit man, taking on main responsibilities for the kit at the Compton training ground.
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Assistant Club Secretary
Alison joined Wolves in 2005 as assistant club secretary having spent 12 years at West Bromwich Albion.Her job at Wolves entails assisting club secretary Richard Skirrow on football related issues whilst also carrying out other duties in relation to the general running of the club.
At The Hawthorns Alison fulfilled a dual role, providing assistance to the club secretary on the football side of the business while also working as PA to the manager and first team squad.