After the first week in Switzerland, the UEFA MIP team travelled to Paris from 3 to 7 February 2020 to host a session about the “Role and skills of the manager”.
Organised by Didier Primault, general manager at the Center for Law and Economics of Sport (CDES), this second session aimed to present the skills that former football players acquired during their career and are directly transferable to the role of a top-level manager and some others that still need to be complemented.
This session gave the opportunity to learn from the experiences of a number of different managers – some from the world of sport (Arsène Wenger, chief of global football developmet, FIFA; Maurizio Gherardini, general manager, Fenerbahçe basketball; Bart Verhaeghe, chairman, Club Brugge KV; Tony Estanguet, president, Paris 2024, etc.), and some with other backgrounds (Julien Cordorniou, vice-president, Workplace by Facebook; Branko Milutinović, chief executive officer, Nordeus; Pascal Boniface, general director, Institute of International and Strategic Relations; Pedro Pinto, founder and chief executive officer, Empower Sports, etc.).
In addition, with the help of various active teaching activities, participants were also invited to reflect on the kind of manager they want to become.
Over the five-day session, the UEFA MIP group was hosted at key locations such as the French Football Federation (FFF), Paris 2024, Paris Saint-Germain FC – Parc des Princes, French Handball Federation – Handball House and International Automobile Federation (FIA).
The next session will take place in Amsterdam from 6 to 9 April 2020 and will focus on the “Format and regulation of competitions”.