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The renowned football manager, whose former clubs include Leicester [twice], Hull and, most recently, Watford, is discussing the environment he strives to create for athletes and staff alike when he enters a club.
Pearson, who is between projects, found the time to reflect on coaching the modern athlete for the Leaders State of Play Series.
Also on the conversational agenda were:
– His reasons why clarity in communication requires an understanding of the players’ needs [7:00];
– The reality that while you cannot force connections with younger players, compassion and empathy go a long way [9:30];
– Providing safe spaces where players can live shared values and behaviours [16:30];
– Having an open door policy as a manager but being economical with information [23:30].
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