Football Management

Why Is Big Sam Given Such Short Shrift?

Matt Clough | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Sam Allardyce's teams purport a type of football that may not be as pleasing to the eye as that of Barcelona or Arsenal, but it has consistently proven successful, and for the fans of his teams, that's by far the most important thing (how many Arsenal fans wouldn't sacrifice a bit of their trademark passing game in exchange for bringing the title to the Emirates?).

Politics and Business Can Learn From Chelsea's Management

Matt Carter | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK
Matt Carter

I'm guessing the swift departure of Chelsea's manager Andre Villas-Boas produced a wry smile in a few corporate boardrooms. Why? By no means all CEOs have Abramovich-like owners hovering over their every decision, but the need to deliver instant results is a pain they do share.

Managing the Manager

Martin Edwards | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK
Martin Edwards

So it's goodbye to AVB. The latest Chelsea FC manager to be pushed through the exit door, Andreas Villas Boas, had only been in post since June.

How do you Manage a Sporting Superstar?

Martin Edwards | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK
Martin Edwards

Tevez's apparent disobedience has already provoked widespread condemnation in the media, and many other football managers have expressed strong support and sympathy for Mancini.