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In the last decade, the role of analysis in football has grown exponentially. Clubs are placing more focus on detailed video and live assessment of performances than ever before, and as a result a variety of opportunities have opened up for sports professionals with a passion for this side of the game. Clubs are switched on to the benefits of scouring far and wide for excellent tacticians and thinkers, and a number of analysts are finding...
Having cut his teeth as a music journalist, Nige Tassell began writing for sports publications such as FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes in 2013, publishing his first book on football, The Bottom Corner, in 2016. A deep dive into the world of non-league football that coincided with the rise of Leicester's non-league poster boy Jamie Vardy and high-profile cup runs from clubs like Lincoln City, it was described by legendary commentator Barry...
"There are so many ways you can create a career in football," says Geir Jordet, PhD, discussing his unique pathway within the industry. A Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Jordet has gained widespread recognition for his work researching, teaching, and consulting on psychology and elite performance in football. For over 20 years, he has worked with leading clubs, organisations, coaches, and individual players, targeting the...
In recent years, the role of specialist coaching in football has grown significantly. In order to achieve marginal gains on the pitch, various clubs have increased their focus on set piece coaching , or training in breathing exercises and sleep. However, there's one crucial area of specialist coaching that remains hugely under-explored: ball striking. Bartek Sylwestrzak has dedicated his career to studying this field. Over the course of...
For over 6 years, Susan Couper has worked as Senior Recruitment and Volunteer Manager at the Football Association (FA). A Senior Management Team member, she plays a crucial role in tournament delivery, having helped organise both the Women's Euro 2022 and the delayed Mens' Euro 2020 competitions. Previously, Couper worked in investment banking recruitment, before making the transition into sports by joining the London Olympic Organising...
Sports lawyer Jessie Engelhart has worked with some of the biggest organisations in football. In recent seasons, she's helped guide Strategy and Innovation at FC Barcelona and UEFA. Now, she's focusing on independent projects, having co-founded Sensato Sports Law (a boutique law firm specialising in sports-related disputes and advice), and developed a range of resources for budding football professionals - you can check out her website...
As an avid Spurs fan and Co-Founder/Co-Chair of Tottenham Hotspur’s official LGBTQ+ supporters’ group (Proud Lilywhites), Chris Paouros is passionate about ensuring football is a safe and welcoming environment for all. In holding further positions in the football industry, such as a Trustee for Kick it Out, Board Member at the Football Supporters Association and Inclusion Advisory Board Member for the FA, Chris’ knowledge...
Faye Carruthers – television and radio sports broadcaster - always had an ambition to work within the sports industry. After fuelling her passion for football throughout the 1990 World Cup, Faye’s love of the sport continued to grow and her hard work, determination and passion has led her to achieve a successful career in a demanding and competitive industry. In this interview, Faye speaks to Sascha about her career thus far,...
Will Leversuch began his career in the football industry as a HR intern at West Ham United Football Club. After successfully completing two internships and working in a full-time capacity as a HR Coordinator, Will left the club to pursue a football administration role with the FA. Having gained experience in managing complex administration tasks in transfer windows, to assisting in developing the women’s professional game,...
From working with industry professionals such as Gareth Southgate and Dean Smith, to discussing all things football on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, Michael Caulfield is a well-known figure in the area of Sports Psychology. In this Jobs in Football interview, Michael talks to Sascha about his experiences of working in the football industry, including why management style is so important to a player’s development, how Covid-19 has taken...
Ornella Desirée Bellia   is the Head of Professional Football at FIFA . With an impressive academic background, significant experience in Sports Law and knowledge of several languages, Ornella’s hard work, passion and skillset has guided her through an already impressive career path. In this Jobs in Football interview, Ornella shares details of some of her experiences of working in the football industry, from...
Kasper Kronenberg is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of offthepitch.com , a digital business providing football business journalism and football finance intelligence. Publishing industry stories from across Europe, Kasper is proud to say that offthepitch.com targets a quality over quantity approach to news reporting. With his extensive experience in business journalism , combined with a passion for the football industry, Kasper -...