“I think the future of football lies in mental health and wellbeing.”
You’d be forgiven for thinking the statement came straight from a Jurgen Klopp or Thomas Tuchel press conference. Forward-thinking is not the preserve of the Premier League’s more celebrated managers, though.
The quote is taken from an interview with Sean Dyche, whose thoughts feature as part of our guide to the psychological support England’s top-flight clubs provide to their players.
The rundown, based on publicly available information about managers and their psychology-focused backroom staff, profiles the people charged with improving players’ psychological performance and wellbeing.