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HOW can a leader affect the culture of their team? As Professor Damian Hughes reveals, there are several examples of how Sir Alex Ferguson managed to do this successfully during his 26-year reign at Manchester United.
MIKE PHELAN gives a fascinating insight into his work as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant and as part of the ‘team behind the team' at Old Trafford.
BURNLEY are recruiting for the new role of Technical Director to support manager Sean Dyche.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON harnessed culture to great effect during Manchester United’s golden age, as did Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. This is an area United must refocus on if they are to rediscover their former glories, says Professor Damian Hughes.
LEYTON ORIENT chairman Nigel Travis tells us how he's applied business principles learnt over several decades to pull the club out of the 'abyss'.
BRIGHTON Chief Executive Paul Barber says the appointment of Technical Director Dan Ashworth will enable the club to reach the “next level”.
READING have appointed Italian Gianluca Nani as their new Sporting Director following the departure of Brian Tevreden to Belgian side KSV Roeselare.
ROTHERHAM boss Paul Warne explains why emotional intelligence is a key part of his management style.
THE pioneering Master of Sport Directorship course at Manchester Metropolitan University is about to welcome its fifth cohort of students. We spoke to three to find out what they hope to learn.
GARY NEVILLE says Manchester United have been a ‘horror show’ since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement because they abandoned their long-term philosophy.
MANCHESTER UNITED are considering how best to replace Javier Ribalta following the Spaniard’s unexpected exit to Zenit St Petersburg this week.
SALFORD CITY co-owner Gary Neville has defended the club’s spending, saying there is an “established elite” that “don’t want the new boys to come along”.
DESPITE their humbling at the World Cup, Germany are determined to become the world's centre of excellence for football knowledge. At the heart of this is the Think Tank, headed up by Dr Thomas Hauser.
WEST HAM have appointed Mario Husillos as their new Director of Football - a decision that seems to have been heavily influenced by manager Manuel Pellegrini.
THERE is just a week to go to Cohesive Coaching - an exclusive half-day event in Manchester featuring Brian Ashton, Dan Micciche, Tony Strudwick and Martin Fairn - and all tickets have now been sold.
FORMER Manchester United goalkeeping coach Tony Coton is returning to Sunderland, where he suffered a career-ending injury as a player.
FINDING a female in the boardroom of an English football club is a tough task, even in 2018. Dr Sara Ward from Manchester Metropolitan University explains why more needs to be done.
HOW a challenge in the Lake District helped Burnley's coaches develop leadership and teamwork.
INCOMING Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands says he is looking for a ‘modern coach’ who will give the club’s Academy players a chance.
FORMER FA Head of Communications Adrian Bevington has been appointed Head of Recruitment Operations at Middlesbrough.
THE 40-year-old will oversee scouting, analysis, sports science and medicine, while working closely with Academy boss Leigh Bromby.
THE 56-year-old has been Technical Director at PSV since 2010 and helped them win the Eredivisie in three of the last four seasons.
STRIKER Anthony Mounier left St Etienne just four days after joining them on loan last year. The case shows how costly it can be if clubs don't do their due diligence properly.
WHETHER they win, lose or draw in the first leg of their League Two play-off semi against Exeter this afternoon, you can expect Lincoln's players to be sweeping the floor of their changing room at the end of the game - just like the All Blacks do.
SPANISH side Espanyol have made an approach for Wolves European scout Miguel Rios.
CHRIS BADLAN, Norwich’s Head of European Scouting, has been appointed as Head of Recruitment at Coventry City.
STOKE CITY goalkeeper Jack Butland hits out at the club’s “farcical” recruitment policy following their relegation from the Premier League.
STEVEN GERRARD has been confirmed as the new manager of Rangers after signing a four-year deal with the Glasgow club.
JOSE MOURINHO says his assistant Rui Faria would be “a good fit” for Arsenal and that he would “help him to pack and carry the bags” if he did land a big job.
INDIA manager Stephen Constantine says he cannot get a job in England because club owners always “hire somebody they know”.
TOMMY WIDDRINGTON has been appointed Head of Recruitment at Bristol Rovers, little more than a year after joining Coventry City to become the “cornerstone” of their recruitment process.
MIDDLESBROUGH are seeking a High Court injunction to prevent Garry Monk’s backroom staff working with him at Birmingham until December 28th.
IPSWICH TOWN owner Marcus Evans says his new manager will focus purely on the first team, leaving scouting, sport science and youth development to the experts who are already in position at the club.
IN an exclusive interview, Dan Micciche reflects on his three months at the helm at MK Dons.
WEST BROM'S Richard Garlick has been appointed as the Premier League's new Director of Football.
THE Premier League is poised to announce its new Director of Football, having completed interviews with the shortlisted candidates.
MUCH of the credit for Wolves' promotion to the Premier League has understandably gone to manager Nuno Espirito Santo. But Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell, a man we seldom hear of or from, has arguably been just as important.
WEST BROM have sacked Technical Director Nick Hammond and replaced him with Italian consultant Giuliano Terraneo.
PSV EINDHOVEN have confirmed that Everton have made approaches for their Technical Director Marcel Brands.
MANCHESTER UNITED are recruiting for the new role of Head of Football Operations to oversee the Aon Training Complex.
GARETH SOUTHGATE said his players had learnt from a truly elite team after he took them on a secret mission with the Royal Marines Commandos. We asked former Commando JJ Chalmers what makes them so special.
THIS is the seventh job of Mark Hughes' managerial career - and the seventh time he's appointed the same assistants. Is a fear of the unfamiliar holding him back?
TACTICAL decisions during matches will soon be made using positional data and machine learning rather than a manager's subjective judgement, according to the head of scouting and analysis for the German national team.
LEEDS UNITED Director of Football Victor Orta insists he has never signed a player without the approval of the manager.
KIERON DYER says England underachieve at major tournaments because everyone is “scared” of playing for the national team.
NATHAN WINDER, the new Leeds United Head of Sport Science, got a team on a small budget to punch well above its weight at Barnsley.
PAUL MITCHELL has been appointed Head of Recruitment and Development at RB Leipzig after the club endured an "unacceptable" January transfer window.
NICKY LAW, Burnley’s Head of Academy Recruitment, has explained how humility is key to the club’s DNA.
HOW are League Two Exeter City managing to produce so many good young players, including Chelsea starlet Ethan Ampadu? Dan Kelly, their Head of Academy Recruitment explains all.
DAN MICCICHE, the former England Under-16 coach, has been appointed manager of MK Dons and vowed to produce an "attacking, creative and expressive" team.
TOO often, fitness staff and coaches are the victims when a manager loses his job. We're also seeing a narrowing of chances for British staff. TGG is calling for a change of approach.
Richard Collinge, Watford’s former Head of Medical, has brought a discrimination case against the club, claiming he lost his job because he was English.
CARLO ANCELOTTI has paid tribute to Nick Broad, his former performance supremo at both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, who died five years ago at the age of 38.
FIVE years ago, Nick Broad died following a road traffic accident in Paris. This is his story, told by friends and colleagues including Carlo Ancelotti.
DANNY MURPHY says some England coaches have been appointed because of a “jobs-for-the-boys” culture and that the path into management is too “restrictive” for ex-players.
THE FA laid down exactly what it means to be an England international in 2014 - and many clubs are now following suit.
PIPPA GRANGE has started as the Football Association's first Head of People and Team Development, tasked with building psychological resilience in the 16 England teams.
OUR top 10 best-read stories of 2017, ranging from Redfearn to Ranieri.
ARSENAL have appointed Barcelona’s Raul Sanllehi to the new position of Head of Football Relations.
RIO FERDINAND, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard tell BT Sport that club rivalries played a major part in the 'Golden Generation' failing to realise its potential.
HOW culture has been key to Östersunds' rise from the Swedish fourth division to the last 32 of the Europa League.
RANGERS caretaker manager Graeme Murty says the club’s focus on youth is beginning to pay dividends for the first team.
MARTIN EDWARDS transformed Manchester United from a club in the doldrums into a corporate juggernaut. So why doesn't he get more credit? Ben Dirs went to meet the club's unloved emperor.
SARACENS chairman Nigel Wray says caring about players and taking a long-term view has turned his team from expensive flops into the best side in Europe.
CRAIG KLINE has left his role as Assistant Director of Football Operations at Fulham.
THE work of Australian company Gain Line Analytics gives us some pointers about the differing fortunes of the two sides.
TONY CASCARINO says managers have become football’s most over-rated personnel.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON explains why he made youth the foundation of his success at Man Utd - even when it led to complaints in the House of Commons.
A new app from The Sports Office promises to give senior staff top-level information from their key departments no matter where they are.
Today marks the sixth anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, a visionary leader who changed the way we live. To mark the occasion, here are excerpts from a 2005 speech in which he shared the lessons from his life.
WHY, when a third of Premier League starters on the opening weekend of the season were BAME, are so few of the sports media who report on them?
HERE are the 10 lucky winners who will get a copy of Ben Lyttleton's brilliant new book Edge.
FOOTBALL clubs need to start using fair, transparent recruitment processes instead of relying on existing social relationships, argue Dr Dan Parnell and Dr Paul Widdop.
WHY coaches are challenging the notion that the collective always counts for more than the individual.
EDDIE JONES' Q&A at Soccerex was as intense and stimulating as one of the his coaching sessions. Read and listen to it here.
ENGLAND rugby coach Eddie Jones created back-page news with his superb session at the Soccerex conference this week.
TONY STRUDWICK, Manchester United's Head of Performance, is approaching 20 years as a practitioner in pro football. We caught up with him at Soccerex to talk about changes in the industry, Sir Alex Ferguson and Marcus Rashford.
GERMANY team manager Oliver Bierhoff says modern players are ‘independent entrepreneurs’ who will not accept the ‘command and control’ style of leadership.
In making himself manager at Hearts, Craig Levein did something no Sporting Director should do, argues Dr Dan Parnell from Manchester Metropolitan University.
CRYSTAL PALACE manager Frank de Boer has welcomed the appointment of Dougie Freedman as the club's Sporting Director.
ANTONIO CONTE now has nine Italians in his backroom staff following a duo of additions last month - making it the first time since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003 that not a single Brit is among the manager's assistants.
ARSENE WENGER says the manager of the future will not even need a football background, because his or her decisions will be based on science and technology.
ENGLAND rugby union coach Eddie Jones visited West Brom yesterday and praised Tony Pulis as ‘a coach who coaches’.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has picked out six key backroom staff without whom he would be ‘nothing’.
EXCLUSIVE: Rene Meulensteen, who was Sir Alex Ferguson's lieutenant for six years, outlines what made the Scot such a great leader.
BRENDAN RODGERS inspired his Celtic players before the Scottish Cup final with messages from loved ones and personalised lockers.
MANCHESTER CITY Academy director Mark Allen has been named as the new Director of Football at Glasgow Rangers.
LEYTON ORIENT have appointed former player and manager Martin Ling as their new Director of Football.
A story about how Roy Keane helped his old team-mate Gary Charles challenges the public perception of the Man Utd legend.
BRITISH coaches will get more opportunities and progress further if they are willing to work with a Sporting Director, Norwich’s Stuart Webber believes.
FORMER Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg is in the process of trying to set up the country’s first Association of Sporting Directors.
ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate has outlined how he plans to get his team playing without inhibition.
ENGLAND UNDER-21s have appointed a sports psychologist for the Euros in Poland after identifying the absence of one as a key flaw in 2015.
IPSWICH Managing Director Ian Milne says he does not believe in Norwich’s new structure and prefers a manager to be in charge of all footballing matters.
The British and Irish Lions have taken a 36-strong backroom staff to New Zealand - but no psychologist.
ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate took his squad on a secret trip to the Royal Marines’ Commando Training Centre in a bid to build their teamwork, leadership and adaptability.
ENGLAND rugby coach Eddie Jones is letting his squad take some of their own training sessions as he seeks to make them 'participants not recipients'.
THE All Blacks have been getting inspiration from an unusual source as they prepare for their upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions.
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD says training with the Marines was key to his side winning the Rugby World Cup in 2003.
NEW ZEALAND mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka has given an insight into how to think like an All Black.
JOHN BARNES does not believe Chris Hughton’s success at Brighton will help the plight of black managers, because he will be “elevated out of blackness”.