Coaching / Development Performance | 17.03.17

Performance Appointments

Senior Appointments at Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Glasgow Rangers, Celtic, New Zealand rugby league and the British Equestrian Federation.

Performance Appointments

The Leaders Performance Institute’s weekly review of appointments across global sport.

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Rowett returns to Derby County

Gary Rowett has been hired as Head Coach of English Championship side Derby County. The 43-year-old had been out of work since leaving Derby’s Championship counterparts Birmingham City in December and has signed a contract running until the end of the 2018-19 season. Rowett represented County as a player on more than 100 occasions between 1995 and 1998.




Nottingham Forest appoint Warburton

Mark Warburton is the new Manager of English Championship side Nottingham Forest. The 54-year-old, who has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract, returns to management a little over a month since leaving Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Rangers. He takes the reins from Gary Brazil, who was serving on an interim basis following the sacking of Phillippe Montanier in January.


Rangers call for Caixinha

Pedro Caixinha has taken the vacant Manager’s role at Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Rangers. The 46-year-old, who arrives from Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa, fills the void left by Mark Warburton’s departure last month.


Celtic hire Congerton

Lee Congerton has been appointed Head of Recruitment at Scottish Premiership side Celtic. The 43-year-old previously served as Sporting Director at English Premier League Sunderland and Technical Director at German Bundesliga team Hamburger SV.

Rugby League

McNamara earmarked by New Zealand

Former England Head Coach Steve McNamara has been made Assistant Coach of the New Zealand men’s national team. The 45-year-old was selected by Head Coach David Kidwell and joins the Kiwis from National Rugby League side the New Zealand Warriors.




Armstrong appointed by British Equestrian Federation

Sarah Armstrong has been appointed Performance Manager for the para-dressage team at the British Equestrian Federation. Armstrong, who had held the role on an interim basis since 2015, assumes the position full-time with immediate effect. She will oversee the build-up to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

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