ECA Publishes Guidelines for Football Club Management

By iSportconnect | May 18, 2015

By Christian Radnedge

The European Club Association has published the very first ECA Club Management Guide in an attempt to share best practices of responsible football business activities across the continent.

A number of high profile clubs in Europe have seen financial figures fluctuate over the years and some have even flirted with administration, sale cialis most notably in England.

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations were approved in 2012 in an attempt to stem the tide of clubs spending beyond their means.

Now, doctor the ECA has undertaken more than 150 interviews with CEOs, directors and other top executives from around 100 clubs in Europe putting together an array of case studies for a comprehensive collection of guidelines on running successful club management.

In a statement, the ECA insisted the guide “does not attempt to provide one single solution for successful club management, but offers great insight into effective club management methods from clubs of various sizes and countries in Europe”.

The 390 page guide contains chapters on operational, commercial, community and sporting activities.

But those interested in getting to grips with the best football business practices from across the continent will have to pay €100 for the privilege.

For those cautious businessmen, An Executive Summary of the Guide is available for download in different languages on the ECA Website.