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Team Management

Head Coach  - Gabriele Cioffi

Italian Gabriele Cioffi (left) was appointed Head Coach on September 7, 2018 - the day the Italian celebrated his 43rd birthday.

Gabriele is a former defender who played extensively in Italy’s Serie B for 11 clubs, making nearly 400 appearances.

He turned to coaching in 2010 and has held a number of appointments, both in Italy and abroad including spells in the academy at Adelaide United in Australia and at Arabian Gulf League side Al Jazira.

Most recently, he was part of Gianfranco Zola’s coaching staff during his time in charge of Birmingham City in the 2016-17 season. Last season he spent time with Fleetwood Town, learning about lower-league football in England.

Assistant Head Coach - Edu Rubio

Edu joined the club in July 2019 as Gabriele Cioffi's no.2.

He came to the club from MK Dons having been head coach of the under-23 team. He is able to call on experience at Chelsea, Valencia and the Football Association.

Edu is a UEFA Pro Licence coach.