Zoran Krneta - Sporting Director

Zoran Krneta - Sporting Director

Zoran Krneta was named sporting director of Charlotte Football Club in December 2019. He founded the global sports agency, Star Sports & Entertainment, in 2005 and has identified and brokered contracts for more than 150 soccer players across the globe. He is responsible for all on-field operations, recruiting coaches and support staff, identifying and signing players for the MLS roster and creating the youth development academy.

Miguel Ángel Ramírez - Head Coach

Miguel Ángel Ramírez - Head Coach

As the youngest head coach in MLS, Ramírez, 36, joins Charlotte FC after coaching Brazilian club Porto Alegre International in 2021, part of Brazil’s top-flight Serie A league.

Christian Lattanzio - Assistant Coach

Christian Lattanzio - Assistant Coach

Born in Italy, he served as the assistant coach for New York City FC from 2016-2018 and Technical Coordinator for Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad.

Mikel Antía - Assistant Coach

Mikel Antía - Assistant Coach

The 49-year-old joins the new MLS expansion team from professional Chinese football club Dalian Pro F.C., where he served as assistant from 2019-2021.

Andy Quy - Goalkeeper Coach

Andy Quy - Goalkeeper Coach

Quy, who spent over a decade with Stoke City during their spell in the Premier League, joins the Club with a decorated list of former goalkeepers who studied under his wing.

Technical Staff

Steve Walsh

Special Advisor to Sporting Director

Bobby Belair

Director of Player Personnel

Spencer Regier

First Team Administrator

Luis Piedrahita

First Team Video Analyst

Cristóbal Fuentes Nieto

Head Fitness Coach

Elena Lemus

Player Liason

Juan Giuffra

Data Analyst

Performance & Sports Science

Jon MacGregor

Director, Performance & Sports Science

Tyler Knight

Head Athletic Trainer & Rehab Coordinator

Baker Cronin

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Karyn Latorre

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Adam Parr

Performance Specialist


Thomas Schaling

Director of Scouting

Lisandro Isei

Head of Technical Scouting

Ryan Johnson

North American Scout

Vincent van Raam

International Scout

Davor Brasanac

Eastern European Scout


Bryan Scales

Executive Director of Academy

Dan Lock

Academy Manager/U17 Head Coach

Jorge Herrera

U15 Head Coach

Patrick Daka

Head of Individual Development/Discovery Program Manager

Alex Martinez

Academy Coach/Academy Scout

Brian Edwards

Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Sara Smith

Education and Welfare Coordinator

Devon Manifold

Academy Head of Performance

Alicia Fogarty

Academy Nutritionist

Bruno Paschoalini

Academy Head of Operations