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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Manager - Frank de Boer

Frank de Boer

Having brought Frank de Boer into the club, Crystal Palace have acquired a Dutch legend who has enjoyed a glittering career as a player and manager.

During his 18-year playing career, De Boer lifted five league titles, a Champions League and a UEFA Cup with Ajax, as well as a La Liga title with Barcelona. He also claimed 112 caps for his country and featured in two World Cups and three European Championships. He also played for Galatasaray and Rangers before finishing his career in Qatar.

In 2007, De Boer took up a coaching role at his former club Ajax where he was in charge of their youth sector. During the 2010 World Cup, he was the assistant of the Netherlands side, beaten finalists as they lost out to Spain. Following that he was promoted to be Ajax's first-team manager, and became the first boss in history to win four Eredivisie titles in succession.

In 2016, De Boer left Ajax but later that year joined Inter Milan where he managed for three months, and then returned to football with the Eagles ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Assistant Manager - Sammy Lee

Sammy LeeThe former Liverpool and England midfielder linked up with Sam Allardyce again in January 2017, having previously been his assistant at Bolton Wanderers and the England national team.

The highlights of his 15-year playing career came at Liverpool, where he spent eight seasons in their first-team during a glittering period for the Reds when Lee lifted three league titles, four League Cups and two European Cups. He also won England 14 caps under Bobby Robson before winding down his playing career with Queens Park Rangers, Osasuna, Southampton and Bolton.

Following his retirement in 1991, he joined Liverpool’s backroom team and would spend 11 years working in various roles with the Reds, before becoming a part of Sven Goran Eriksson’s England staff. He linked up with Allardyce at Bolton in 2005 and would ultimately succeed him as manager in 2007.

After returning to Liverpool as Rafael Benitez’s assistant the following year, he would also have another stint at Bolton and latterly Southampton before arriving in SE25.

Head of Performance - Ryland Morgans

Ryland MorgansMorgans arrived at Palace in January 2017 following Sam Allardyce’s appointment, having played a key role behind the scenes in helping Wales reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

After studying at Cardiff Met University and playing semi-professionally, he worked at Fulham and Nottingham Forest before linking up with Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City, and the pair enjoyed success there helping the Swans reach the Premier League and establish themselves there.

Following Rodgers’ move to Liverpool in 2012, Morgans followed him to Anfield and was praised by players including Steven Gerrard for his work in improving the Reds’ fitness levels, helping them challenge for the Premier League title two seasons later. He spent four years at Liverpool before a stint at Cardiff City, and then joined Palace.

In addition to his club work, he has been a huge factor in Wales’ improvement since 2011, and continues to be Head of Performance for the Football Association of Wales.

Goalkeeping Coach - Martyn Margetson

Martyn MargetsonHaving worked under Sam Allardyce at West Ham United and England, Margetson was another appointment in January 2017, combining his work with Palace with the Three Lions.

His playing career began with Manchester City where he played 60 times during 1992 and 1998, and was also loaned to Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Luton Town. He later joined Southend United from City, and then spent a couple of years at Huddersfield Town before pitching up at Cardiff City in 2002.

During his five years with the Bluebirds, he would win his only Welsh cap against Canada in 2004 before would retiring in 2007. He became goalkeeper coach at Cardiff, and was Gary Speed’s first backroom appointment following his appointment as Wales manager in 2011, the same year he joined Allardyce at West Ham.

He would return to Cardiff three years later, and after helping Wales reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016, he reunited with Allardyce at England and later Palace.

Other First-Team Staff

Club Doctor: Zaf Iqbal
Head Physio: Chris Morgan
Physiotherapist: Edward Richmond
Assistant Physiotherapist: John Stannard
Head of Sports Science & Strength & Conditioning: Scott Guyett
Sports Scientist/Assistant Performance Analyst: Michael Eglon
Rehabilitation Coach: Chris Petrie
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Andy Page
Masseurs: Ian Evans & Chris Swallow
Head Analyst: Ben Stevens
First-Team Performance Analyst: Robert Weaver
Head of Recruitment Analysis: Liam Sweeting
Kit Manager: Danny Young