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A sporting director, director of sport is an executive management position in a body concerned with sport. The role is best known as manager role from continental european football clubs, which are usually "sports clubs" offering many types of sport. While the coach takes care about the team in daily work, the manager or sporting director takes care about hiring the team. The sporting director is in many cases member of the executive board and therefor executive director.
In English football clubs both roles, director of sports and coach, are united into one person, the manager. In rare cases big clubs appoint additionally to a sporting director or manager a director of football, like Paris Saint Germain or Everton. The director of football is usually not member of the board.
- Das kapitale Versagen der Trainer in England, welt.de, 2015-03-17.
- Le club de la capitale aurait arrêté son choix sur l’ancien directeur sportif du FC Porto., le figaro, 2017-05-24.
- Arsène Wenger begins the battle for power at Arsenal, Guardian, 2017-05-09.
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