Mark Bowen

A defender who played for Spurs, Norwich City and West Ham United, Mark Bowen began his coaching career with the Wales national side, as a member of Mark Hughes’s back room team.

He subsequently served as Steve Bruce’s assistant manager at both Crystal Palace and Birmingham City, earning promotion to the Premier League with the latter.

He teamed up with Hughes again as assistant manager at Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR, Stoke City and Southampton. He also enjoyed one game as caretaker manager of QPR for the club’s 2012 Premier League fixture with Manchester United.

He was most recently the manager of EFL Championship side Reading, a club he had previously served as its sporting director.