The Athletic Football Tactics Podcast

The rise of specialist coaches

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Episode notes

In this episode, The Athletic’s Jay Harris, Mark Carey and Liam Tharme join Ali Maxwell to take a look at specialist coaches.

From set pieces to subs to sleep and scran, elite football teams are constantly on the lookout for ways to make improvements.

One thing you will learn is why they’re NOT making marginal gains…

So which specialist coaching jobs have gone from niche to mainstream? 

How do you measure success when a coaching role is completely brand new?

And what role may be the next to evolve from non-existent to completely essential?

Produced by Steve Hankey.

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