Role Of The Professional Football Manage by Kelly Seamus
Considering the celebrity-like status of the professional football manager surprisingly little is known about their role. This book provides an unprecedented insight into the world of the contemporary professional football manager. Drawing on original research it explores the complex challenges and skills of the football manager in an increasingly commercialised industry. Written by a former professional footballer the book examines how personal contact networks and the social mobility of different actors within the industry influence various elements of the manager's role. Beginning with an overview of literature on football management the following chapters each examine a key aspect of a manager's work such as: * The recruitment and appointment process * The role of previous playing experience and education * Assessing and recruiting players * Maintaining control and discipline * Maintaining successful working relationships between players coaches agents club directors and owners. Shedding light on the inner workings of the football industry this book is fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for any student or scholar researching football sport management sport business or sport administration.