First Team Manager
Malky was appointed Cardiff City First Team Manager on Friday 17th June 2011, leaving Watford to join the Bluebirds in a three year deal.
Born in Bellshill, Scotland (ten miles outside of Glasgow), former centre-half Malky began his playing career at Queen's Park in 1990. From there he joined Glasgow giants Celtic in 1993, spending five years at Parkhead before moving to Norwich City in 1998. After clinching promotion to the Premier League with the Canaries six years later in 2004, he then moved to West Ham United with whom he acheived a second successive promotion to the top-flight. A third promotion to the Premier League came in 2006, this time with Watford who he joined at the start of the 2005/06 campaign.
The five-time capped Scottish international ended his playing days in 2008, staying at Vicarage Road in a coaching capacity before taking the managerial reins in 2009. Considered as one of the brightest young managers in the game, the Bluebirds fought off interest from other clubs to secure the Scot in time to prepare for the 2011/12 campaign. Malky led Cardiff City to the Play-Offs and the Carling Cup Final during his first season in charge, quickly becoming one of the most popular managers in the Club's history.
Stepney born David began his professional playing career with Queen's Park Rangers in 1984, having progressed through the youth ranks at Loftus Road.
He moved to Swindon Town in 1983, prior to a move to Leeds United in 1993 who, at the time, were the reigning Champions of England. David stayed at Elland Road for just six months though, returning to London and Tottenham Hotspur in September of that year. He spent four years at White Hart Line, prior to a return loan move to Swindon and then Charlton Athletic. In August 1997 he moved to Ipswich Town, prior to a loan move at Wycombe Wanderers. He returned to Swindon for a second time in March 1998 before retiring from the playing side of the game the following year.
David's first steps into coaching came about when he was appointed Academy Manager at Tottenham and then Reserve team manager at Northampton Town. Though it was a move to Nottingham Forest in 2006 to work as Assistant Manager to his friend and former Spurs colleague Colin Calderwood that gave David grounding in first-team coaching. He moved to Watford in 2009 where he worked as first-team coach under Malky Mackay, leaving Vicarage Road for the Bluebirds following Mackay's appointment in the summer of 2011.
First Team Coach
Glasgow-born Joe began his professional career with Everton in 1979, scoring on his debut against Bolton Wanderers and famously in a 2-2 Merseyside derby against Liverpool the following season.
He moved from Goodison Park to Rotherham United in 1982 and then again, to Oldham Athletic two years later. In 1985 he returned to Scotland and Hibernian, enjoying three seasons at Easter Road prior to moves to Dundee, East Fife, Albion Rovers, Livingston and finally, Hamilton Academical.
Joe hung up his boots after making three appearances for the Accies in 1996, moving to Celtic as a Youth coach that year. He would stay at Parkhead for twelve seasons, leaving in 2008 and subsequently assisting Willie McStay at Újpest FC in Budapest, Hungary. In 2010 Joe returned to the United Kingdom to take a role at Watford under Malky Mackay, for whom he was appointed first-team coach following Malky's move to Cardiff City in the summer of 2011.
James started his goalkeeping career with Ipswich Town in 1993, working his way through the ranks to the first team squad by the age of seventeen and turning professional shortly after.
In 1998, with first-team opportunities rare at Town, he moved in to non-league football to find regular game time in an attempt to build a playing career. He would go on to enjoy over two hundred and fifty first team appearances, while at the same time began coaching.
After a short spell with Ipswich Town's Academy, James was offered the Senior coaching role at local rivals Norwich City by then manager Nigel Worthington. He spent seven years at Norwich, enjoying a Play-Off final in 2001, promotion to the Premier League in 2004 and playing a significant role in the development of England international Robert Green.
In 2008, James returned to Ipswich, this time as senior goalkeeping coach for Jim Magilton and later Roy Keane. He left the club after three years in 2011 and joined Cardiff City under Malky Mackay at the beginning of the 2011/12 season.
Richard Collinge MCSP SRP
Head of Performance
As Head of Performance, Richard's role is in overseeing the Medical, Physiotherapy and Sport Science support at the club, ensuring optimal injury prevention strategies and player fitness levels.
Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, he graduated from Nottingham University in 1998 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, later gaining an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from University of London in 2009. Initial experience in the profession was gained working in the NHS at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London and within the Academy set up at Crystal Palace Football Club.
Richard's first full time position in football was with Brentford FC during the 2001/02 season, during which time the club reached the League Two Play-Off final where they faced Stoke City. He then joined Watford in 2002 and worked with the professional squad, becoming Head Of Medicine in 2009. He was part of the staff for the Championship Play-Off final victory over Leeds in the 2005/6 season, and enjoyed two FA Cup semi-finals(2002/03 and 2006/07), as well as a League Cup semi-final (2004/05).
Sean Connelly MCSP SRP
A full-back during his playing career, Sean began with non-league Hallam before joining Stockport County in August 1991.
In March 2001 in moved to Wolves, later joining Tranmere. His final club was Rushden and Diamonds with who he spent the entire 2004/05 season playing nearly all of their games. He reached the 500 career-appearances figure towards the end of that season.
Throughout his career, Sean made sure he passed all of the necessary qualifications to become a Chartered Physiotherapist. It was in this roll that he joined Cardiff City in the summer of 2006, linking up again with Dave Jones who was his Manager at Stockport and Wolves and now, Malky Mackay.
Adam Rattenberry MCSP SRP
Assistant First-Team Physiotherapist
First Team Physiotherapist, Adam, from Devon, began working with the Bluebirds at the start of the 2005/06 season after graduating from Cardiff University as a Chartered Physiotherapist.
He made his move into full time football at the start of the 2008/09 season and has helped develop the Medical programme at the Club which is now delivered to the first-team squad on a daily basis. He is a lifelong athlete, having successfully competed at national and international level and was involved with numerous teams and squads during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Nilton is Portuguese, though having been born in France he then lived in Canada when he was younger and then Portugal before moving to South Wales.
He played professional football in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon Youth Team and Reserves among other teams and represented Canada national teams at U-15, U-17 and U-23 level. He also represented Portugal at U-20 level.
Nilton has completed a degree in football coaching and performance and in Sports Science. He is currently working on completing a Research Masters. He is a UEFA 'B' licence coach and was the Cardiff City Football Club Academy Sports Scientist and the Under 15s coach for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons.
Dr. Len Nokes
Len is Professor of Clinical Bio-Mechanics at Cardiff University. He has been attached to the medical staff at Cardiff City FC since 1992, firstly as crowd doctor and then club doctor for last ten years.
He is a consultant to FIFA, looking at the mechanisms of injuries sustained by players on artificial and normal turf. He holds the Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine Great Britain and Ireland and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK).
Head of Recruitment
Iain graduated in 1996 with a degree in French and Italian and immediately began work as a UEFA-appointed interpreter for the Italian national team during Euro 96.
Once the tournament was over, he transferred to work in Paris, then Brussels and Florence spending a year in each city before returning to London in 1999 to take up a position as Staff Writer with the website Football365.com
In 2001 he accepted a job as client manager with Athole Still International, the London based sports management agency. After four years in the agency business, Iain joined Watford - initially as Press Officer and then Football Operations Manager. He left Vicarage Road in the summer of 2011 to take up his current role with Cardiff City.
Formerly employed by Watford, Mark joined Malky Mackay's backroom staff as Chief Scout in the autumn of 2011.
Working alongside Iain Moody and Martin Hodge, Mark plays a key role in the recruitment of players at Cardiff City Football Club.
Martin began his professional playing career as a goalkeeper with Plymouth Argyle, becoming their first choice man between the sticks at the tender age of eighteen in 1977. From the Pilgrims, Martin moved to Everton in 1979 and, following loan spells at Preston North End, Oldham Athletic and Gillingham, to Sheffield Wednesday in 1983.
It was during his time at Hillsborough that Martin truly established himself as a top-class goalkeeper, coming close to being selected for England's 1986 World Cup squad. He spent time later in his career with Leicester City, Hartlepool United and Rochdale before returning to Plymouth in 1994 where he remained until retirement in 1996.
After hanging up his gloves, Martin returned to Sheffield Wednesday as goalkeeping coach in '96 where he stayed in different capacities until leaving in 2004. He then joined Leeds United as their goalkeeping coach prior to the appointment of Dennis Wise and his new staff in 2006. Martin worked with Malky Mackay and his coaching team at Watford in a scouting role, before taking on a similar role as Opposition Analyst here at Cardiff City.
Enda has a BA in History and German, a BSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences and has recently completed the MSc in Performance Analysis at UWIC. He has worked at the Club since 2006, and was promoted to First Team Performance Analyst in June 2007.
Enda has worked as a Sport Scientist / Performance Analyst with a variety of Football and Gaelic Games teams in Ireland and also in Australian Rules Football with the West Coast Eagles.
Originally from Newcastle, Graham graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Sports Coaching. He is a qualified Football Coach, Referee, Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor, and holds qualifications in eight other sports. He was awarded the Step Into Sport Silver Award for over 180 hours of Voluntary Service, coaching teams in Newcastle in one season.
Graham worked as a Performance Analyst and Academy Coach for three years with Bolton Wanderers, prior to moving to Cardiff City to work under Malky Mackay at the start of the 2011/12 season.
Kit & Equipment Manager
Ian played for Bath City under-18s prior to co-running the Community Project at Twerton Park. He joined Cardiff City as Kit Manager in 2001, working under Alan Cork, Lennie Lawrence, Dave Jones and now Malky Mackay.
Ian is a keen sportsman and is still heavily involved in youth football in the Bath and Somerset Area. He is a qualified referee, and also holds a UEFA 'B' Coaching Licence.