1. The club’s talent pool
Even if the current coach is coaching, many clubs will still pay attention to their favorite coach. Brighton is one of them, they track 5-6 coaches in the talent pool all the year round. Another club executive said that he has a list of 100 people and will update their current status regularly after narrowing the scope according to the actual needs of the team. "The most important thing is that the coaching style is consistent with the team. If you contact a dozen coaches of different styles, you have no idea about the future."
2. Famous marshal
Compared with ordinary coaches, the interview process of Mourinho, Guardiola and Klopp is completely different. Agents become more important. Mendes often calls club owners directly and uses his influence to recommend clients.
The club also encounters internal problems. Some stars want to work with their favorite coaches. When the team loses, some players will call other coaches privately and tell him they are fighting for him.
3. The importance of PPT
More and more teams require coaches to prepare PPT during interviews, and it is more advantageous for coaches to use visual content to show their coaches.
When the Belgium national team selected the coach in 2016, the interview team asked each candidate to prepare a slideshow to analyze Belgium's performance in the European Cup. Martinez's PPT left a deep impression on the interview team, and another former Premier League coach's PPT was boring enough to "make players fall asleep".
Claridge, who coached in the low-level league, once participated in an interview. He submitted his resume and then answered the interviewer's questions. In the end, he lost the old school style. The team chose another modern coach. During the interview, he prepared a PPT covering the team's game style, youth training philosophy and even nutrition.
"Sometimes we don't make clear requirements, just want to see which coaches are more meticulous." A senior revealed, "Some coaches really do their homework and the presentation content is very thorough. Although this does not mean that they are the best candidates, But their attitude is much better than those coaches who just want to talk casually."
In 2018, Leeds United General Manager Kinnear and Director Ota flew to Buenos Aires to meet with Bielsa. The latter stunned the two during the interview-he watched all 51 games of Leeds United in the previous season. , Wrote dozens of pages of analysis, and talked with them for 13 hours.
Kinnear recalled: "He knew Leeds better than the two of us. This is not an interview, this is a milestone meeting to push Leeds back to the Premier League." Bielsa studied each player and even did how to fill their vacancy plan.
Most interviews are divided into two parts: football-related and football-related.
The first part includes questions: What results can you lead the team? How to create a game style? How to promote youth players into the first team? What is the specific training method? How much budget is needed?
The second part includes questions: Do you know the history of the club? Do you know the fan culture of your team? Are you willing to participate in community activities?
Most importantly, the senior management needs to understand the club culture and find a coach who interprets this culture. "Sometimes, when you see a club appoint a coach, your instinct will tell you that the two sides are inappropriate, such as Ipswich and Roy Keane."
The members of the general club interview team include the chairman, CEO and team director. They will test the candidate’s communication skills during the interview process and determine whether he fits the team’s existing organizational structure. The Liverpool coach selection team only talked to Klopp once and decided to hire him. They felt that the German coach could succeed even if he became CEO.