England hand Mark Jarvis a key role ahead of Euro 2024 as fitness and medical expert is brought in as FA’s head of performance to work closely with Gareth Southgate’s players

  • Mark Jarvis previously worked as Southampton’s director of performance 
  • He will work closely with Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of next summer 
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England have handed former Southampton director of performance Mark Jarvis a lead role ahead of their Euro 2024 campaign.

Jarvis has been appointed the FA’s new head of performance – a key position within Gareth Southgate’s England set-up.

The fitness and medical guru started his role in October and will now be at the forefront of preparations for the national team’s forthcoming European Championship campaign in Germany – a tournament England head into as favourites.

Jarvis’s arrival comes as part of a wider shake-up at the national football centre in St George’s Park in recent months.

Head of Performance Bryce Cavanagh – who has been part of England’s previous three tournaments – and performance colleague Ben Rosenblatt left earlier this year.

Mark Jarvis will work closely with England’s players ahead of Euro 2024 after his appointment as the Football Association’s new head of performance

Jarvis previously worked as Southampton's director of performance before his new role

Jarvis previously worked as Southampton’s director of performance before his new role

Gareth Southgate's side enter next summer's tournament in Germany as favourites to win

Gareth Southgate’s side enter next summer’s tournament in Germany as favourites to win

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Steve Kemp, previously head physio, has been appointed to head of physical performance, medicine and nutrition.

Jarvis left St Mary’s earlier this year having first arrived in 2018 as high performance manager. 

He has held previous roles with West Bromwich, English Institute of Sport and GB Rowing.

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