As with all complex sports - from basketball to rugby, cricket to chess - Football is about the gathering, interpreting, and using of information. You might be the most talented Manager in charge of the most talented players, but if you are not seeking out and executing the right information then you are going to find yourself acting in a way that is inefficient and, potentially, counterproductive.
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The wealth of information a manager has to deal with in the modern game is almost overwhelming. It’s not just transfers and team selection that need to be kept track of and controlled; it is also the interpersonal relationships of players and staff, the minutiae of team tactics, communicating with the board and fans, preventing injuries ruining the season and more.