Sporting director

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A sporting director, or director of sport, is an executive management position in a sports club. The role is well known as a manager role for European football clubs, which are sometime also "sports clubs", offering many types of sports. The sporting director is, in many cases, a member of the executive board and therefore an executive director.[1] The sporting director is usually directly subordinate to the CEO or the chairman of the sports organization. The sporting director is in turn typically the manager of the coaching staff.[2]

Leonardo, former sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain

Director of football edit

A director of football or director of soccer, sometimes also called a sporting director or technical director, is a senior management figure at an association football (soccer) club, most commonly in Europe. Often, their key task is managing transfers of players to and from the team. However, the nature of the position varies, and their role at a particular club may be more specialized.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Parnell, Daniel. "A note to CEOs and Boards on the recruitment of a Sporting Director. The Football Collective" (PDF). Manchester Metropolitan University. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  2. ^ The sporting director: Exploring current practice and challenges within elite football. Taylor & Francis Group. doi:10.4324/9781351262804-13. ISBN 9781351262804. S2CID 188141411. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
  3. ^ Kelly, Ryan (13 September 2019). "What is a director of football & how does transfer chief role work?". Goal. Retrieved 20 December 2022.