Senior Professional Development Coach Richard Beale is one of Blues' most experienced coaching staff, having joined the Club in 2003.
Beale is now in his eighth year as reserve/Under-23s coach having previously worked within the Academy as a coach.
He was integral in the development of now full England internationals Nathan Redmond and Jack Butland and England Under-21 player and Premier League winner Demarai Gray.
He is a UEFA Pro-Licence coach and also a BSc Sports Science and LMA Diploma in Football Management.
In his younger days, Beale played for Port Vale as a youth player, then played professionally in the USA and semi-pro in England with Solihull, Telford and Stafford Rangers.