Achieving Long Term Success; The FC United Story

In “Goal: The Ball Doesn’t Go in By Chance”, Ferran Soriano, former Vice-President of Barcelona Football Club, shares an insight into how the club was run between 2003 and 2006.  It is more a management book than a football one.

My reading about the game has become increasingly more niche the more Football Manager has developed.  From Jonathan Wilson’s “Inverting the Pyramid” to “Goal” by way of “Moneyball” and books on legendary coaches like JohnWooden and Bill Walsh.

Long term success is underpinned by a long-term vision – Bill Walsh had his “Standards of Performance”;  John Wooden had a “Pyramid of Success” and Barcelona had a “virtuous circle”.

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