What can investors learn from the beautiful game? Whilst many Brits understand the football industry better than their own financial decisions, the questions we ask of football managers are the same we ask of ourselves when it comes to money management.
It’s no secret that a football club’s success depends on the manager making the right decisions on the pitch and in the back office. Whilst some clubs invest heavily to fight for a top four spot, there are risks attached.
Football managers, much like investors, each have different investment strategies. It could be a desire to invest in home-grown up and coming Academy talent, or a preference to fork out for tried and tested performers.
By mapping transfer spending and wage expenditure against club performance and prize money won, we can see which managers are likely to make a return on the investments they make in players, which are under most pressure, and those that are expected to fall foul this season.
Using data and the expertise from football finance expert Dr Rob Wilson, we’ve matched managerial approaches of premiership teams against investor profiles to examine how success on the field can be translated to personal wealth management.
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