tmesisNamelesstmesis What's baffling is that we don't even seem to accept applications for the job any more. Our manager recruitment makes as little sense as our player recruitment.
Have to disagree. Makes much more sense to headhunt your manager. It’s a small pool, inviting applicati9ns means you get all the useless lower division failures filling your intray. Much better to decide what sort of manager you want then go out and find him rather than limiting yourself to those who might apply.
Helps if you get the right guy but asking for cvs won’t make your decision making any better.
It will give you more options. You might get applicants you'd not considered. It doesn't stop you headhunting if none of the applicants appeal to you.
And let's face it, the odds of the owners knowing about this guy are very slim. I'd suspect he's another agent suggestion, who just happens to be on that agent's books.
Not convinced that a surprise unknown candidate would emerge from the woodwork because you put an advert out. These days you need certain qualifications to be a manager, the talent pool is very limited. I’m not sure advertising for a manager make sure any more sense than advertising for a goalkeeper !
The big problem with going down the advertising route is it takes longer and by definition you have to sack your existing manager first leaving you with a tricky interim.
Of course it makes sense to use all a available avenues but I remain unconvinced that recruitment by application isn’t the best way for football clubs.
I honestly can’t remember how we’ve done it over the years but Coppell didn’t ‘apply’ for the job...