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Impact and Efficiency Ranking of Football Managers in the Italian Serie A: Sport and Financial Performance

Luigi Buzzacchi, Federico Caviggioli, Francesco Luigi Milone and Davide Scotti

Journal of Sports Economics, 2021, vol. 22, issue 7, 744-776

Abstract: The contribution of managers to the performance of football teams in the Italian Serie A is investigated. Previous results are extended by analyzing two measures of performance: the awarded points from winning matches (sport performance) and the growth of the market value of players (financial performance). Several empirical methods are employed: OLS regressions, Shorrocks-Shapley decompositions of R-squared and Data Envelopment Analysis. Our findings suggest that managers exert a significant influence on both sport and financial performances with differences between top and worst coaches. However, most of the observable characteristics in a manager’s curriculum are not significantly related to team performance.

Keywords: football manager; sport performance; financial performance; DEA; fixed effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1177/15270025211012053

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