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Director, Centre for Sports Business, University of Salford

Professor of Management Studies: Chris is an expert in football business and finance and has authored several books on the subject, including the best-selling The 90 Minute Manager. He has also co-authored, with Carlo Ancelotti, the award winning, Quiet Leadership. He also writes on talent management (The Extra Mile) and the M&A process (Intelligent M&A). He was previously a director of GambleAware and remains interested in the gambling industry. His current research interest focuses on all aspects of the business of sport. He has also specialised in gambling and trading behaviour. Chris is a regular contributor to BBC TV News, Sky Business News, Radio 5; he is also an occasional contributor to BBC Newsnight and a variety of other news media outlets.


  • –present
    Co-Director, Centre for Sports Business, University of Salford