Joe Royle has more than 40 years’ experience in football at the highest level in management and recruitment of players.He has managed both Everton and Manchester City with distinction, and was credited with saving City after leading the club out of the third and second tiers in England and into the Premier League on a shoe string budget.
Royle had previously made his name at Oldham Athletic, also earning the Lancashire club promotion to the Premier League as founder members. Central to this success has been the identification, acquisition and development of player talent both in the free transfer market and at international level. This ability to demonstrate a return on investment whilst actually improving a squad is never more relevant with the up and coming financial fair play regulations.
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“With more and more clubs in financial trouble, more and more managers are going to have to know how to manage. How to turn poor players into good ones and how to make the good ones even better. Joe Royle is excellent on both counts – that is his forte.”
- Sir Alex Ferguson