Jesus Perez is a Spanish coach who was born on 5th October 1971. Perez began his coaching career in the 1990's, landing jobs with Gimnastic, CD Castellon. He worked as a fitness coach with Pontevedra, before moving to Rayo Vallecano. In 1999 Perez joined Murcia, where he remained until 2005. The Spaniard then spent a year with the Saudi Arabian national team as fitness coach. He linked up with Mauricio Pochettino at Espanyol in 2010, initially as first-team analyst. His responsibilities would increase over time, however. Perez became Pochettino's assistant at Southampton in January 2013.