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In-Season Head-Coach Dismissals and the Performance of Professional Football Teams

Jan van Ours () and M.A. van Tuijl
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M.A. van Tuijl: Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research

No 2014-058, Discussion Paper from Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research

Abstract: This paper studies the causes and consequences of in-season changes of the headcoach of association football teams. We exploit data from the highest level of Dutch professional football during 14 successive seasons. An in-season change of the head-coach depends on recent match results and the difference between actual results and expectations as measured using bookmaker data. We find that, after the head-coach has been replaced, teams perform better than before. However, the performance is also better than before for a control group of coach replacements that did not occur. From this we conclude that replacement of head-coaches does not improve team performance.

Keywords: association football; coaches; performance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J44 L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014
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