Former Celtic Head of Sport Science Jack Nayler has been announced as Premier League side Everton’s Head of Sports Science for the Men’s First Team. The move was announced on Thursday afternoon as the former Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea employee moves from Celtic’s Champions League rivals RB Leipzig just weeks before the double-header against Ange Postecoglou’s side.
The move was announced by The Goodison Park outfit on their website as Nayler will move into a role that will see him work closely with Frank Lampard. Nayler’s pedigree as a Conditioning Coach/Sport Scientist is massively impressive, working at some top teams in his career.
Nayler was brought to Celtic in November 2016 by the then-new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and was one of the few of the backroom staff who did not leave the club to join Rodgers at Leicester City in February 2019. Instead, he stayed on to work under both Neil Lennon and then interim manager John Kennedy but left for RB Leipzig last summer.
Celtic replaced Nayler with Anton McElhone, who has had to do well to get himself familiar with the Ange’s fast-paced football and the impact that it might have on the squad. Last December, we saw the culmination of the injuries on the squad but thanks to McElhone and his team, they were able to keep a number of players fit through this period.