The Football Manager Files is a Sports Interactive official podcast, written and presented by Iain Macintosh. It's a mini-series of 6 episodes that offer deep insights into the role and life of a modern football manager, with contributions from some of the biggest names in the business.
Part One - Picking A Club
Here in part one of this series we look at the questions that face every manager setting out with a new club.
- How do you go about picking a club?
- Do you, as Sir Alex Ferguson once suggested, choose the owner, not the club?
- And once you're in, what are the first steps?
- How do you inspire a group of players and bring them together?
- Then, do you fit those players to your preferred formation, or devise a formation that suits their disparate talents?
To find the answers to these and many other questions, Iain Macintosh draws on the experience and insight of a number of the biggest names in the business: Alex McLeish, Mick McCarthy, Chris Powell, Alan Pardew, Quique Sánchez Flores, Sam Allardyce, Stuart Pearce, Slaven Bilić, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Garry Monk.
You can listen to episode #1 below:
You can also find the Football Manager podcast on iTunes