SPORTS LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT

Athletic Insight Online Journal of Sport

Lee Crust and Ian Lawrence write: This paper reviews research on leadership qualities in sport and considers the implications of this work in relation to the complex task of effective football management. Trait, behavioral and interactional models of leadership are discussed and applied to football management. The importance of sport specific models and research is also highlighted. The need for improved training and support services for football managers is discussed, and a theoretical, composite view of an effective football manager is proposed. Since the psychological aspects of football management have received scant attention from researchers, future research that focuses on the psychological requirements and demands of football management is encouraged. Directions for future research are given.For full article: A Review of Leadership Qualities in Sport

Leadership Qualities Research Citation

Crust, Lee and Ian Lawrence. 2006. “Athletic Insight – A Review of Leadership in Sport: Implications for Football Management.” Athletic Insight: Vol. 8; Issue 4. http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol8Iss4/FootballManager.htm.