Sporting Director Damien Comolli joins Association of Sporting Director members to discuss leadership and its importance for leading high performance environments

Sporting Director Damien Comolli joins Association of Sporting Director members to discuss leadership and its importance for leading high performance environments. Damien, who was until recently Sporting Director of Fenerbahçe, has previously worked with the clubs Monaco, Saint-Étienne, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. The conversation with ASD CEO Dan Parnell covered the following topics: Manager / head coach recruitment Leadership across cultures Implementing a high … Continue reading Sporting Director Damien Comolli joins Association of Sporting Director members to discuss leadership and its importance for leading high performance environments

Leeds United F.C. Director of Football, Victor Orta, in conversation with Steve Walsh, Charlotte MLS and members of the Association of Sporting Directors about his journey and current role. 

Leeds United F.C. Director of Football, Victor Orta, in conversation with Steve Walsh, Charlotte MLS and members of the Association of Sporting Directors about his journey and current role. The conversation was different from the usual public conversation we are seeing promoted widely – it was both personal and humble. The key areas were covered: The responsibilities of football leaders Adapting to English football Pressure, … Continue reading Leeds United F.C. Director of Football, Victor Orta, in conversation with Steve Walsh, Charlotte MLS and members of the Association of Sporting Directors about his journey and current role. 

Dan Ashworth spoke with members of the Association of Sporting Directors providing an insight into his role as Technical Director of Brighton Hove Albion F.C. 

Dan Ashworth spoke with members of the Association of Sporting Directors providing an insight into his role as Technical Director of Brighton Hove Albion F.C.  The conversation covered 4 key areas: The first 15 months in the job at BHAFC Player welfare Recruitment and Brexit Adapting to change   Dan provided a reflection on his first 15 months at the club, highlighting the long-term nature of … Continue reading Dan Ashworth spoke with members of the Association of Sporting Directors providing an insight into his role as Technical Director of Brighton Hove Albion F.C. 

Director of Positive Mental Health Scotland, Mark Fleming, shares his expertise to ASD members regarding mental health and well-being during COVID-19

Director of Positive Mental Health Scotland and Scottish Director of Sports Chaplaincy UK, Mark Fleming, shares his expertise to ASD members regarding mental health and well-being during COVID-19 Mark Fleming was joined in conversation by Stuart Swift and members of the ASD. The conversation highlighted the following key discussion points: The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and personal well-being Identifying signs and strategies to … Continue reading Director of Positive Mental Health Scotland, Mark Fleming, shares his expertise to ASD members regarding mental health and well-being during COVID-19

The Sporting Director of Dundee United FC shares his experiences of securing promotion to the Scottish Premiership, football during the current pandemic, and the future for Scottish football.

The Sporting Director of Dundee United FC shares his experiences of securing promotion to the Scottish Premiership, football during the current pandemic, and the future for Scottish football with members of the Association of Sporting Directors. Tony Asghar (Sporting Director of Dundee United FC) was joined by Joel Roberts (Football and Education Consultant and member of the ASD Operations Committee), alongside members of the ASD … Continue reading The Sporting Director of Dundee United FC shares his experiences of securing promotion to the Scottish Premiership, football during the current pandemic, and the future for Scottish football.

The Technical Director of F.C. Copenhagen shares his experiences during the crisis

The Technical Director of F.C. Copenhagen shares his experiences on the key moments since the sports enforced shutdown in Denmark. Johan Lange was joined by Mike Rigg of Burnley FC and members of the ASD from Europe, Australia, the US and the UK. The conversation concerned three four key moments: Lockdown in Istanbul Transitions in training Negotiating new player wage terms Returning to football On … Continue reading The Technical Director of F.C. Copenhagen shares his experiences during the crisis

Football leadership through the crisis: Paul McGee

Paul McGee gave a presentation to members of the Association of Sporting Directors based on a recent article he wrote titled ‘How to Cope in a Crisis or What to do When the Unexpected happens’. The focus of the talk was on how we can help ourselves and others cope from a psychological perspective to deal with the current crisis. There were four key points. … Continue reading Football leadership through the crisis: Paul McGee