ECA News

Following the success of the first edition of the ECA Club Management Guide, we are pleased to inform you that a second updated pocket-size edition of the guide is now available for purchase.

The objective of this publication is to provide an in-depth study of the daily business activities of a football club by sharing various club methods offering to current and future club officials real-life examples from different areas of club management. More than 150 interviews with CEOs, directors and other top executives from no fewer than 100 clubs were conducted to compile a vast selection of practical case studies.

The Guide does not attempt to provide one single solution for successful club management, but offers great insight into effective club management methods from clubs of various sizes and countries in Europe. The club management areas dealt with in the Guide include, but are not limited to, operational, commercial, community and sporting activities.

An Executive Summary of the Guide is available for download in nine different languages (see above).

The ECA Club Management Guide (390 pages, in English only) is available to purchase in hard copy at the following price: €100,- (+VAT & shipping costs - payment by bank transfer only). If you are interested in buying a hard copy of the Guide, please fill out the order form and send it by email to

The ECA Club Management Guide constitutes one of the pillar of the ECA Club Management Programme (CMP), a tailor-made education programme for club administration. For more information on the ECA CMP, please visit the dedicated website:

For any additional information, please contact ECA Senior Manager, Olivier Jarosz, at