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  • 27 Apr 2017

    Breaking the cycle of reactivity

    Given that the average managerial tenure in the English Football League is just 1.3 years, we should be constantly monitoring the availability and suitability of potential future managers or head coaches.Even if a club has no immediate intention of changing their manager, coaching turnover is high across football and it pays to be ready for […]
  • 22 Sep 2016

    The scarcity trap

    Oliver Burkeman is Busy, the eponymous journalist’s recent Radio Four miniseries on the subject of busyness, has provided a number of insights into how difficult it can be to manage our time amidst the distractions of modern life.In one of the episodes, Eldar Shafir, Professor of Psychology at the University of Princeton, talks about a […]
  • 15 Oct 2015

    The football vs business view

    “Football clubs need to be run like businesses” is one of the sport’s current buzz phrases. While it is true that changing regulation and attitudes mean that there is an increased focus on adopting more corporate practices, football remains totally unlike many other industries.Many football clubs have internal struggles between the ‘football view’ and the […]
  • 05 Jun 2015

    Summer reading

    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. Broadly, our blogs have focused on talent management, future […]