Exeter Uni event on football sackings to be held as SJP on November 6

The University of Exeter are hosting an event titled 'Football manager sackings and implications for sports scientists' at St James Park on Monday, November 6.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and starts at 6pm in the RGB Lounge.

The 'sack race' in English professional football has become part of the sporting landscape, with sackings and hirings being most evident when team performance dips and league table status slides. But the implications of the managerial merry go round extend beyond a manager's departure, and have profound implications for the work and working lives of sports scientists.

This group of professionals are increasingly key to athletes achieving sustained high performance outcomes, yet their experiences of managerial change are rarely heard.

The event will show you what happens when managers and their managerial teams depart and new ones arrive. They will explore research from the 'inside' of English professional football and hear accounts from sports science workers that go beyond the news headlines.

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 18.00, for 'kick off' at 18.30 until 19.30.
Location: RGB Lounge, Exeter City Football Club, St James' Park Road, Exeter, EX4 6PX.

All welcome! To find out more click here.