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What The Footie: Carol Shanahan on Port Vale FC, Creating First-Team Pathways & Leadership

On Football and Business Podcast, What The Footie Carol Shanahan Owner & Chair at Port Vale Football Club breaks down the business of football.

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This week’s What The Footie Podcast is with Carol Shanahan, Owner & Chair at Port Vale Football Club.

In this exclusive, Paul & Carol discuss the challenges of navigating up the pyramid, building a sustainable football club, creating and designing strategies, the day-to-day role, the loan system, being League 1 steady and Championship ready, hiring a Sporting Director, creating first-team pathways for academy players, the new EFL TV deal/TV revenues, the distribution of wealth in England, competing against different ownership models, being a people-orientated leader, culture and so much more.


In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:


1) The realities and challenges of running an EFL club...


2) Decision-making processes and driving innovation across all departments within a football club...


3) In depth insight into wider football business topics that are on the horizon (i.e. TV rights, the distribution of wealth in football & more).


What The Footie is the football and business podcast that goes behind the scenes. From the backroom staff to the board of directors, click here to listen to the biggest agents, directors and deal-makers in the game.

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