The FA has strengthened its people and team development department with the recruitment of Dr Ian Mitchell.
The experienced performance psychologist will shortly take up the role of senior people and team development professional, working into the technical directorate at St. George’s Park.
Dr Mitchell most recently worked with the Wales men’s senior team where he was a key part of Chris Coleman’s backroom staff, as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
Alongside that role with the FAW, he was also Premier League side Swansea City’s performance psychologist between 2014 and 2016 and is highly regarded in higher education having fulfilled a variety of senior roles during 17 years at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
He will now link up with the FA and work with players and coaches across all England teams with a particular emphasis on learning and research.
“I feel both privileged and excited to be joining the The FA at the current time and I’m looking forward to this opportunity," said Mitchell.
“I am very passionate about developing people and teams and this role will allow me to contribute to a programme that underpins sustainable high performance across all England teams.”
Pippa Grange, head of people and team development, said: “We are really pleased to have somebody as experienced and capable as Ian coming in to bolster our team. We look forward to welcoming him to St. George’s Park.”