I enjoyed reading another excellent article from our partners, the 21st Club this weekend, ‘A wheeler dealer you can trust’ highlighting one of the objective measurements we look at with them when recruiting head coaches.

It is so easy for clubs to make these hires based on gut feel, emotion and perceived profile – all of which are important – but which need to be backed up by rigorous data, analysis and evidence.

Taking a step back to look at the bigger picture, reflect on your team culture and identity and the qualities and experiences that are right for your head coach, is a crucial part of the process. Strong data can only help make such a big decision. To see some of the other, more subjective qualities we consider important, take a look at our article on 5 common features of top level coaches.