A new application to support Managers, Sporting Directors and other top-level executives in elite football has just been launched by The Sports Office. The Managers App gives immediate access to a highly relevant and tailored snapshot of key performance data and critical management information.
This enhances decision making and communication at the top level. The new app functions by pulling through and streamlining real-time information from Sports Office performance management systems, already operating within an elite sporting organisation.
“We believe it’s right to consider the new Managers App as a game-changing enhancement to the services we can offer our clients”, commented The Sports Office Director, Phil Clarke.
“We created it after identifying the need for senior executives and leaders in elite football to have a specific support tool such as this; which gives access to accurate management information in real time, to enhance demanding decision making, management and corporate responsibilities.”
Clarke added:” The app has been developed over a two year period, during which we have liaised closely with a number of Premier League Managers and senior executives. We have listened carefully to learn more about the specific challenges they face and we believe this new service will provide a powerful solution for them.”
The bank-level security offered by all Sports Office athlete management systems also extends to the Managers App. Clubs and organisations using the app will have the option to ‘fine tune’ it to reflect their specific needs. Management information relating to sports medicine, recruitment and retention, budgets and finance, sports performance and even personal player milestones can be viewed.
The Managers App also provides an instant messaging function and notepad which allows senior personnel to make private notes or tactical plans in a fast and trouble-free manner, while in different locations. The app is compatible with mobile devices and it is envisaged that clients will purchase licences for senior people to use it. This may include a Manager, a Sporting Director, an Academy manager, a Chief Executive and club owners.
Improving decision making for Managers and senior executives
There are many scenarios in which the new Managers App can provide specific benefits to senior personnel in football clubs faced with demanding challenges. One such scenario is when senior management in different geographical locations, during a busy transfer window period, need to consult each other over the recruitment of a new player and have access to live budgetary information while doing this. The App can not only provide all relevant information and data but also facilitate fast and effective communication, so that the signing can be progressed efficiently.
Another possible scenario could be when a fixture has taken place overseas and, because of the result , it is important to have remote access to an immediate update of performance data, new injury data or a revised preparation schedule.
The Sports Office provides performance management applications to more than 100 professional football clubs, competing in the world’s most high-profile competitions, including the English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A. Several major national sports governing bodies have also chosen to adopt The Sports Office athlete monitoring systems. One of these is the Scottish FA, who use it throughout their structures, including for all their national teams and at all seven of their Performance Schools.
Elsewhere in the world of elite sport, clients include the RFU, Aviva Premiership rugby clubs, the British Horseracing Authority, professional cycling teams and clubs in Rugby League’s Super League.
To learn more about The Manager’s App please download this PDF brochure by clicking here and contact our Client Management Team.