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30 Jul 2020 13:37:29
Looks like deano won't get to choose his own signings then.

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30 Jul 2020 14:45:29
Having a sporting director doesn’t mean the manager doesn’t pick his own players. That was just the set up under Suso. Things are changing, read the owners note in the latest announcement, doesn’t take a genius to work out they aren’t happy.

30 Jul 2020 18:40:50
why appoint a sporting director then. Its the way clubs go nowadays so nothing will change. Dean will ask for a striker and the sd will source one.

30 Jul 2020 19:19:34
That looks about the size of it SV, I think we need to hold up and see what happens.
I don`t suppose we will ever know the true course of events concerning the recruitment of players mate.

30 Jul 2020 20:47:25
Depends what roles he is given, sporting directors will always be the one negotiating for players, doesn’t always mean they are the ones picking them. Watch the Manchester City documentary on amazon, really good and shows how they have a meeting with Pep at the start of the season with some coaches and the sporting director, first they pick the positions they need to improve, then they identify 2 or 3 in each position Pep would be happy with, from there the sporting director contacts relevant parties to get the ball rolling.

A manager is rarely going to ring another club, player or agent to initiate a transfer, especially not at Premier League level. At the same time the Sporting Directors doesn’t necessarily involve choosing players, in most cases it doesn’t.

30 Jul 2020 21:06:02
The bigger role for the sporting director generally is the background stuff we never see.
Ensuring all the youth groups work and play in the same way as the first team, reviewing technology and equipment to improve the facilities, organising the scouts efficiently.
This is where the owners have thanked Suso as we have apparently made significant headway in those areas. They obviously feel the new guy can have better input at finding better potential for cheaper than the prices we paid.
We need to improve the first team in certain areas but every club worth their salt wants to find young options who can grow into the team.



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