What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club
It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least.
They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier League team.
In this week's This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by the Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber, who previously worked with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur.
He's been at the club since 2012 and gives the rundown of his day-to-day job and how the role has evolved.
There is insight as to why the club has been 'scouting' managers for years, before recently appointing Graham Potter, who has a master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence.
He also gives his views on money in the game and why it is a good thing, the 'fit and proper' persons test for chairmen – and how his ingenious plan to give away replica shirts to seven year-old fans is reaping dividends as the Seaside-club goes global.
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