Warwick Univeristy has welcomed the latest intake of football managers onto the Football Management course run by the Warwick Business School.
The course is designed to help football managers and players who want to move into club management learn the skills they will need. Participants learn a 'toolkit' of techniques, ideas and resources that will help in analysing the challenges that arise in football management. The course was commissioned by The Footballers’ Further Education & Vocational Training Society Ltd (a body funded by The Professional Footballers Association), the FA Premier League, the Football League, the FA and The League Managers Association.
Andrew Hardwick of Warwick Business School said: "These people are great footballers. They can already access training and support in coaching skills but our programme provides them with the expertise in management and business that they will need to succeed as football managers.”
With a number of high profile students the Football Management course has attracted a great deal of press attention. A photo session with the new students attracted reporters from both the national and local press.
The latest intake includes a number of famous faces. Tony Adams, Stuart Pearce, Chris Turner, Paul Brush, Kenny Jacket, Neil Thompson, Kevin Blackwell, Glyn Hodges, Keith Curle, Mike Newell, Leroy Rosenior and Stuart Murdoch will all be attending the summer school and workshops.