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National League side Ebbsfleet United appoint Lee Taylor as head of performance

Ebbsfleet United have appointed a head of performance.

Lee Taylor will oversee all areas of sports science, strength and conditioning, fitness, nutrition, video and data performance analysis and preparation and rehabilitation duties at the Kuflink Stadium.

Ebbsfleet United head of performance Lee Taylor (37533978)
Ebbsfleet United head of performance Lee Taylor (37533978)

Known to many as ‘LT’ he has previously worked with Leyton Orient, Barnet, Luton, Wimbledon, the Liverpool academy and others. He was most recently with Peterborough United where he worked under current Gills boss Steve Evans.

He played for Maidstone United and Scarborough before becoming the Football League’s youngest ever physio. His CV also includes overseeing medical affairs for the Antigua Football Federation and work in volleyball, athletics and cricket.

Taylor - whose father is former West Ham defender and 1975 FA Cup winner Tommy Taylor - worked as head of performance under Paul Ince at Notts County before moving to New Zealand side Wellington Phoenix. His travels have also seen him work in Egypt and India.

Ebbsfleet say he will form a crucial part of new manager Dennis Kutrieb’s backroom staff. Taylor is also a UEFA B coach.

The club said: “Lee’s appointment is fundamental to the new standards, discipline and support we are placing around our squad and club to ensure a thorough, consistent process for our players week in, week out in their full-time environment.

“Dennis Kutrieb and Lee Taylor have high expectations of our performance as a club in terms of preparation, planning and work ethic which is shared by Director of Football Steve Lovell. Our supporters have high expectations in what they expect from our club in terms of daily commitment and approach and we are installing a high-performance culture that will match their expectations.”

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