Pep Guardiola said that his failure to convince his Manchester City players to attack in Monaco was the reason for their recent Champions League elimination. “I tried to convince them in all the meetings we had to come here, try to attack and score,” said Guardiola. “My mistake was being not able to convince them […]
As the season draws to a close, attention is inevitably turning to the summer where the impending transfer window brings with it the usual frenzy. Bogus media speculation will clog the back pages while blind hope among those fans who believe that spending money is the only route to success will cloud the twittersphere.
- With the transfer window now closed, attention now turns to maximising the potential of the existing playing squad. One of the ways clubs can do this is by paying bonuses - for appearances, for wins and for league or cup performance. On paper these bonuses are incentives, designed to encourage the player to perform even better than he normally would.
- The season has ended for many teams around the world, and our Evolution blog will also be taking post-season break. Over the last 10 months, we’ve been sharing our own thoughts and ideas as to how football clubs can achieve competitive edge and build sustainable success.
- The closing stages of a season are a period of perceivably varying incentives, at least relative to earlier months. For clubs and players chasing trophies, Europe or survival, the rewards are motivation enough to perform, but what of those with seemingly little left to play for? Can other targets affect how they perform?
- Performance-related pay has become commonplace in football, with players typically incentivised to perform through individual or team-based targets.But how effective is the current system?