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    Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    A lot of fans think we need a Director Of Football

    They may be right

    But are they in place at clubs similar to us , with owners like VT ?

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    We had a DOF under Malky didn’t we , and it didn’t end well for him

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Interesting question. According to this article from January only us and 5 other championship clubs didn't have a DoF or equivalent:

    https://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football...th-end-4489691

    Looking at the top 8 teams:
    1 Leicester - Director of Football & Director of Football Operations
    2 Ipswich - Director of Football Operations & Director of Performance
    3 Leeds - Technical Director
    4 Southampton – Had a Director of Football until he was poached by Man Utd last month
    5 West Brom - Head of Football Operations
    6 Norwich - Sporting Director
    7 Hull City - Don't currently have one
    8 Middlesbrough - Head of Football

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TWGL1 View Post
    We had a DOF under Malky didn’t we , and it didn’t end well for him
    That's why we haven't got a DOF now.

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Quote Originally Posted by NottinghamBlue View Post
    That's why we haven't got a DOF now.
    Imagine if tan also refused to employ any more managers after bad experiences with slade and trollope.

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Dougal View Post
    Imagine if tan also refused to employ any more managers after bad experiences with slade and trollope.
    I get the impression he would if he could.

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TWGL1 View Post
    We had a DOF under Malky didn’t we , and it didn’t end well for him
    Did Ian Moody act as a Director of Football - if that was his job title? I cant really remember but wasn’t he mainly the keeper of ‘the dossier’? Apart from recruitment I don’t remember him doing the other stuff that a DoF normally does?

    I don’t doubt the Moody/McKay episode turned Tan off the idea of another ‘DoF’ but I’m not convinced we have really tried it.

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Moody was referred to as "Head of Recruitment" while at Cardiff. No indication if that meant players and/or coaches or if his brief included the football structure of the club.

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    Re: Do all succesful clubs with dominant high profile owners have directors of football ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Undercoverinwurzelland View Post
    Interesting question. According to this article from January only us and 5 other championship clubs didn't have a DoF or equivalent:

    https://www.lep.co.uk/sport/football...th-end-4489691

    Looking at the top 8 teams:
    1 Leicester - Director of Football & Director of Football Operations
    2 Ipswich - Director of Football Operations & Director of Performance
    3 Leeds - Technical Director
    4 Southampton – Had a Director of Football until he was poached by Man Utd last month
    5 West Brom - Head of Football Operations
    6 Norwich - Sporting Director
    7 Hull City - Don't currently have one
    8 Middlesbrough - Head of Football
    Mmmm

    Then perchance to dream ?

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