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date: 16 October 2019


A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

1. In relation to sport organizations, the preponderance of the influence of the professional manager or executive officer rather than the sport-based professional. In an everyday sense, this produces the tension between the workings of the boardroom and the ethos of the training-ground; in some high-profile professional sports, such as association football, the separation of the functions of the general manager and the team coach has exacerbated this tension.... ...

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