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Could A Female Manager Ever Manage A Male Football Club?
LadyGunner (PSG) 1 year ago
It would fantastic if there was female football manager. There some excellent coaches and manager out there. The you. S. A. Women manager was awesome. Pia Sundhage! There is Karren Brady of course and Hope Powell.
But sadly there players, fans and the English media(which loves stirring up drama) which will show little no respect
Peteko 2 years ago
I'd love to see it happen but I doubt that we will see it in the next ten years. There is much more chance that a male manager will one day show up for the game wearing a dress.

I would certainly root for any club with a female manager. It will be an interesting change.

Do you think women would offer a different style of football? Do they feel naturally closer to Barca's approach instead of let's say Chelsea's? Would they be more responsible in the market and prefer to move homegrown players (maternal instinct)? Or would they go in shopping spree during the transfer window?

More importantly when is footytube going to have its first woman moderator?
Icancalmdown (Liverpool) 2 years ago
This is truly frustrating. I feel as if the barriers for this happening are incredibly high, but this really makes no sense whatsoever.

There are women managing entire countries!

Angela Merkel is doing, depending on what your views are, a great job running Germany. If she can understand how to run a country, then there should be no problem in women understanding how to run a country.
On the other hand, stigma and media pressure that a female manager might face cannot possibly be any tougher than that Angela Merkel faces.

Ultimately I think it will take more time because females are warming up more and more to the sport. Decades ago only men watched it and today its associated with males too. "Guys go watch football. " This site though shows, there are plenty of babes sincerely interested in football and its great that they are crossing barriers.

Perhaps.... Just like that 21-year old from Azerbaijan that won a manager's position due to his skills in the video game Football Manager, there is a girl out there honing her skills in the manager mode of fifa13, so that one day she gets to manage Madrid, Barca, or United....
Please keep it up ladies.
JustGary (Manchester United) 3 years ago
A key point that hasn't been mentioned is that Managers are expected to have experience of playing the game. If 'the game' means male professional football then the experience requirement would prevent all women from becoming managers of professional football clubs.

From a tactical point of view it seems like a crazy strategy to exclude half of the population, especially when there aren't that many persons who can be said to have mastered what is a difficult job
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 3 years ago
But males coach womens football all the time
YounGunz (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Sorry I didn't read the question properly (lol). I meant 'No chance' in todays game.... Basically agreeing with you 100% Crumpeteer
YounGunz (Arsenal) 3 years ago
No chance. In every race, in every religion and in every culture women are generally viewed as inferior to men. So unfortunately the thought of a female manager succeeding in todays game is just far fetched.... Refer to the whole Richard Keys and Andy Gray debacle over Sian Massey (?) for further insight. We won't see this work until we as a species put prejudice behind us as we evolve. Fortunately Women are coming into their own and equality is becoming more apparent in work environments and domestically, so maybe it will only be another 20 years minimum before we see this happen
PeterzeGooner (Arsenal) 3 years ago
Why not.... I mean if men are managing football teams why can't it be the other way around.... I bet a woman could motivate players better anyway.... Lol
Crumpeteer (Barcelona) 3 years ago
Can a woman be a manager? Heck yes. Will one any time in the near future? I doubt it. I've seen plenty of women coaches who have done amazing things (like Pat Summit), but they don't bridge over to men's sports and I think it has everything to do with the players not wanting to listen and management being quick to think that women don't understand the "male" form of the game (though they don't seem to consider that male coaches of women's teams are the exact same thing). There's a lot of sexism in sports and even as it starts to go away in other parts of society I think sports will be one of the last hold outs
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Yeah I agree that there is sexism and people seem to think that females don't understand the "male" form of football even though to me its not really that different
Hill (Arsenal) 3 years ago
I don't think she would have to worry about the media or fans being disrespectful/hateful. The bigger bridge that needs crossing is the one with the players. If she can command respect from the players then there is no reason she shouldn't be able to manage a pro mens team. But she has to be 100% supported from the top of the organization on down. If she is not, then players would get away with disrespectful and snide comments etc. Harsh punishment would have to be allowed by her on the players-and I think that would be a joy to watch. I'm all for it happening
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Yeah if they can command respect from the players then they should be able to do the job but I still don't think it's going to happen
Pragathish (AC Milan) 3 years ago
Why not?
Rosella Sensi, Roma's chairperson is responsible for all things Gilarossi, from managing funds to transferring players. She's almost doing a Galliani.
And word's on the air that AC Milan will be under the care of Barbara Berlusconi in the future.

Clear that they do have the ability to mark their presence in this game. I surely believe they CAN manage a team as good as men
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 3 years ago
I think even some of the womens teams have male managers. So if there really are women that want to manage a male pro team then maybe they should start building up experience and a reputation coaching female teams first
Juventusfc (Juventus) 3 years ago
Why not even thopugh it pobably won't happen might like many people say "women are smarter then men". Prove it I mean remember the time when andy gray went crazy for have a woman official she got all her calls right We'll see
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 3 years ago
I don't see it happening. There are no coaches of lower level, so I don't how a woman would get to be manager, when women are completely absent in this side of the industry.
Yes, now that there I have seen a female ref assistant I believe that we might soon have a female referee. Similarly when I see women in the coaching staff, I'll believe that female managers will become a reality one day.
If you ask me, women who want to be manager should start by taking over these positions in the female clubs and national teams
Zlatan94310 (PSG) 3 years ago
Yeah why not, as long as she has a good approach of the game (knowing that mens football is faster and more complex) it`s all good.
Women involved in Football have been used to playing alongside mens, and with passion and determination to get results, managing a team can be possible
Georgio (Bayern München) 3 years ago
Boobs are cool.... But sadly I just don't see it working out, too many things going against them, the players probably wouldnt care they might actually be even better coached by a mother figure, but the media will butcher her for every bad call, for every missed opportunity, for every loss, tie.... Etc.... IF the fans get angry itll take just one second before the sexist remarks start flying, rude remarks images and other things of that nature will be on forums, itll take a tough cookie to deal with it



   
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