Written by Training Ground Guru — July 23, 2022
MARK WALLER has left Rangers after four years to become Chief Medical Officer at Leicester City.
The highly experienced doctor replaces Bryan English, who left the club at the end of last season and joined Middlesbrough.
Prior to English’s 2020 appointment, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers explained: “We were the only club that didn’t have a full-time doctor. Our idea was to reorganize the medical team and bring in a chief medical officer.”
Waller worked in top-level professional football for three decades. He was a doctor at Liverpool from 1993 to 2010 and diagnosed the severity of manager Gerard Houllier’s chest pain during half-time in the league game against Leeds United in October 2001.
Waller became a doctor with England Under-21s, Al Jazeera, Aston Villa, Hull City and, from July 2018, Rangers.
Meanwhile, Jon Urwin left Norwich City after three years to become head physiotherapist at Waller’s former club Rangers. Urwin, who has also worked for Reading, West Ham and QPR, had been a first-team physio with the Canaries since June 2019.
The Scottish giants are also currently advertising on TGG for a first-team physio.
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