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David Webb - Recruitment in Pro Game

Yesterday we were joined by David Webb to discuss recruitment at the professional level, and share his experiences from his time at Bournemouth, Ostersunds FK, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, and Huddersfield Town. It's an aspect of the game that applies at all levels from today with youth academies, colleges and senior teams all becoming more deliberate about the types of players they are bringing in. I really enjoyed David's perspective for a couple of reasons. Firstly, his wide range of experiences working alongside different managers like Mauricio Pochettino, Eddie Howe, and Danny Cowley, as well as working on the youth side at Crystal Palace, gives you a glimpse into how much depth there is in the recruitment and how the environment changes decision making. Secondly, I really enjoyed hearing about the character element of recruitment, in terms of how to get the right people into the club and how the first team manager is involved in that process. David talked a lot about how important the environment when you are bringing young players in, and how that can make their transition into the first team a little easier.

You can watch the full interview below.

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