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The

Executive

COACH

with

ROBERTO

FORZONI

The average number of expatriate players on the pitch for Arsenal during the

2010/11 season, the highest figure in Europe. The top five in this list contained

three further English teams; Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea.

9.62

the

manager

WINTER 2011

random thoughts

In his book

Fooled by Randomness

,

Nassim Nicholas Taleb argues that

– no matter how clever we believe

we are, or how much success is a

consequence of what we do – chance

plays a far larger part in life than we

might care to admit.

So, how does this fit in with the

concept of having a strong work

philosophy and using strategy to

achieve your objectives?

Having a vision, strategy and

commitment to achieve remain the

three underlying areas which I believe

are the foundations for any success.

However, this book highlighted for

me that on occasion, no matter what

we do, success and achievement can

be the consequence of a completely

random occurrence; a chance

meeting in a restaurant leading

to a contract, your defence being

uncharacteristically distracted in the

final five minutes of a game and

conceding three goals, or simply an

unexpected and unplanned call.

Develop a realistic

vision and philosophy

and commit totally to

achieving success... but

be prepared for chance

to have some impact.

I’ve worked with numerous

managers (in both sport and business)

who have tried to replicate every

detail of a particularly rewarding

phase, only to fail to achieve the

same level of accomplishment; all

because they’ve misunderstood the

impact of context and timing.

www.robertoforzoni.com

AWARDS

CLUB

DETAILS

Manager of the Month

Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

Hotspur

W

3

D

0

L

0

Manager of the Month

Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

W

2

D

2

L

0

Manager of the Month

Martin Allen

Notts County

W

4

D

1

L

0

Manager of the Month

Paul Sturrock

Southend United

W

4

D

1

L

1

AWARDS

CLUB

DETAILS

Manager of the Month

Roberto Mancini

Manchester City

W

4

D

0

L

0

Manager of the Month

Chris Hughton

Birmingham City

W

4

D

1

L

0

Manager of the Month

Lee Clark

Huddersfield Town

W

5

D

1

L

0

Manager of the Month

Steve Evans

Crawley Town

W

5

D

1

L

0

September 2011

October 2011

MANAGER OF THE MONTH

A run-down of the managers whose results and performances have

most impressed the judging panels during recent months

The LMA hosted an event in October for its business partner the

New York Stock Exchange at the French national football centre at

Clairefontaine. During this event, chief executive Richard Bevan

met with the manager of the France football team Laurent Blanc

(centre) and one of his predecessors, Gerard Houllier (right), to

discuss Clairefontaine’s integral contribution to the success of French

football in light of the impending opening of St George’s Park.