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  • Monchi: Aston Villa’s New President of Football Operations

    Aston Villa are a team reborn under Unai Emery. From the brink of relegation to European football in the space of eight months, they’ve now recruited the services of Emery’s partner in crime, Monchi, and Villa fans will be hoping the pair can replicate their trophy-laden spell in Seville.   The renowned sporting director, full…

  • Luis Campos and PSG: An Uneasy Combination With Tremendous Potential

    In an effort to reduce wasteful spending and ensure long-term stability both on and off the pitch, many football clubs have embraced the sporting director model. Rather than a head coach and owner enjoying primary control over scouting, recruitment, and player development, specialized personnel and departments are now devoted to focusing on such tasks.   …

  • Michael Edwards: The Engineer Behind Liverpool’s Dominance

    Football administration can be tricky, especially as the game has grown to become far more business-oriented than it was years ago. This has led to the inception of the role of Director of Football, an executive with a strong footballing philosophy to lead a team of scouts and analysts to hire the best materials for…