Leicester City’s astounding win of the football Premiership could be down to the fact that the team was made up of underdogs, previously rejected by other teams. Or, it could be the fact that Leicester played for fun, not the vast sums of money that their competitors had available.
We believe that Leicester’s secret is in fact one man. Steve Walsh, head of recruitment at Leicester City. He didn’t have the big budgets of other Premiership sides, he did have an extensive contact network, a great eye for potential talent and extraordinary tenacity when negotiating with prospective team members.
Claudio Ranieri, Leicester manager, referenced Steve Walsh and his excellent work around Christmas when he said: “We are building something good. The foundation is done. That is fantastic. Now we have to continue this dream. We must be very concentrated. We are doing something special but we have to work. Only the right work can give us the right points.”
And that they did, when winning the Premiership against all odds at the weekend.
Learn from Steve and Leicester and get the right people on your bus in the right seats at the right price, and you too will experience outstanding success.
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