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Volume: 15 Issue: 11
(November 2017)

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Assessing the governance crisis in international football

The international football industry and the term ‘governance’ have become intrinsically associated with one another over the past decade. In what feels like a weekly occurrence, we seem to continually read media headlines with the latest governance issue affecting local, national and international football clubs and governing bodies, with each crisis seemingly causing more damage to the game. The spotlight on football governance issues and the need for this important area to be drastically improved is indicative of how football has become viewed as a corporate entity. Dr Sara Ward, MBA & Executive Programmes Director, a sport governance academic at Manchester Metropolitan University, provides insight into the governance crisis within football. Sara examines the reforms being brought in and shares her thoughts on UK Sport’s Code of Sport Governance and how a similar code for football governance issued by the key governing bodies responsible for the financial safekeeping of the game with the threat of point deductions or transfer embargoes could, arguably, have the desired effect of creating change within the industry.

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