In England there is increasing discussion about implementing the Rooney Rule, the NFL policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coach roles. The rule has proved a success in the NFL, and would likely go some way to correcting the underrepresentation of ethnic minority coaches in England.
One of the reasons the policy […]
The football industry is going through a period of change in which establishing joined-up football services off the pitch is a key strategic goal and often a major logistical challenge. To be able to succeed in this respect and introduce the new ideas that are central to its advancement requires a certain bravery on the […]
- Your next match is urgent.Your position at the end of the season is important.
- In any ordinary organisation, philosophical alignment is a key factor in success. If the people on the shop floor can endorse the organisation’s vision, the people in head office have a greater chance of achieving it. It is for this reason that much time, energy and money is spent on communicating the organisation’s vision to those that will help to achieve it.
- Imagine having a group of people telling you, repeatedly, that your club is not as well-run as you think. That your player recruitment strategy is flawed, that your league status is vulnerable, that your rivals are finding new technologies and approaches to get an edge.
- At most football clubs, a small collection of individuals shoulder a huge burden of poor results. This makes decision-making all the more difficult, but a tale about German penalty takers can perhaps teach us something about handling responsibility.