Sevilla FCTOLos Angeles Times highlight the role of the Andalusian team among European giants
Monchi, Billy Beane of football
The recognitions to SevilleAs a reference team in Spain and Europe, thanks to an enviable work in the offices, they arrive from all parts of the world. HeNew York TimesI already told the story of how a ruined club had come to touch the glory. The most followed newspaper in India (Times of India) He was also interested in what happened to the Nervin neighborhood team. Now has beenLA Times(Los Angeles Times) whotells the modern history of the entity, after a conversation with the sports director and the president.
Hejournalist Kevin BaxterHe is interested in highlighting the role of Sevilla in a sports context where"the gap between rich and poor clubs has never been so wide". Above, this Sevilla, who walks third in LaLiga, pursues the wake of thetwo richest and most powerful clubs in the world football scene, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Almost heroic. Baxter defines the entity as"a teacher in doing more with less".
To reach this point, the philosophy applied from the office ofMonchi, in the detection of new talents, getting them out of collective performance and selling for many zeros has been fundamental."Selling a star player could mean taking one step back, however it is taking three steps forward if we know how to invest", it statesJos Castro. And it is that the role of the sports director has been the great pillar of growth.The journalist compares Monchi with Billy Beane. The American took the baseball team to successOakland Athleticsat the beginning of the century signing players based on statistical data, what we call todayBig data. A novel was written (Moneyball), from which came a later film played byBrad Pitt. Beane was ahead of his time, like Monchi himself.
"Being different from the rest is always the plan"Monchi points out in the interview. "In the sporting aspect, we arebetting on innovation"he adds." Twenty thousand players play in professional leagues every weekend. We are trying to create tools to take the evidence and data as quickly as possible, "he explains.Going to the forefront has always been the point of view of this visionary isleo and a hipster club by nature. "Our goal is to be among the best teams in Europe". A challenge. Definitely.
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