Deep insights into the role and life of a modern football manager, with contributions from some of the biggest names in the business.

Part Three - Recruitment

No matter how great a tactician or motivator you are, your reputation as a manager will ultimately depend on the quality of player you send over that white line, so you need to make sure that every one of them is up to scratch.

So how do you bring in new talent? Do you use the modern scouting tools, depend on your scouts and gut instinct or employ a mixture of both? Do you choose character over ability… and how do make sure that the players you bring in are better than the ones you already have?

Finally, once you’ve been through the long and rigorous process of identifying new talent, how do you convince the players you’ve chosen to sign for you?

To answer these questions and more, Iain Macintosh draws on the vast experience of Alex McLeish, Sam Allardyce, Slaven Bilić, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Garry Monk, Stuart Pearce and Mick McCarthy to delve deeply into one of the most complex elements of football management.

Written and presented by Iain Macintosh

Produced by Ben Green

A Muddy Knees Production

© Sports Interactive 2017


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