The rise of the Coach in the English Premier League

Could the number of hugs given to players be the main difference between the popularity of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp? Despite the limitations in the Manager's authority defined by the club, Klopp enthusiastically displays the people management elements of the Coach.

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In the latest leading insights from Henley Business School, Dr Adrian Bell discusses the contrast between the Premier League managers and considers the roles of the Manager and Coach. The Manager's role in English football has worked well for some teams. But clubs may be after stability and the ease in sacking a Manager/Coach anytime during a season. So is the role of a football manager facing relegation?

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Professor Adrian Bell

Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience
Adrian is Chair in the History of Finance and Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience.
Published 18th January 2019
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