FEEM working papers "Note di lavoro" series
2019 .023

Coaches on Fire or Firing the Coach? Evidence of the Impact of Coach Changes on Team Performance from Italian Serie A


Authors: Alessandro Argentieri, Luciano Canova, Matteo Manera
Series: Economic Theory and Applications
Editor: Matteo Manera
Keywords: Italian Football Data, Coach Changes, Team Performance, Models for Panel Data, Instrumental Variables
JEL n.: C23, C36, M51, Z22

Abstract

In this paper, football data from the 2007/2008 to 2016/2017 seasons of the Italian Serie A were used to identify the effects of replacing a coach mid-season due to poor team performance. We used an instrumental variable approach to correlate coach turnover within a season with player productivity and found a very low positive impact of the coach change in the short term but a significant negative impact in the long term. Our findings are also relevant to the literature on management replacement in small-size firms.

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Suggested citation: Argentieri, A., L. Canova, M. Manera, (2019), 'Coaches on Fire or Firing the Coach? Evidence of the Impact of Coach Changes on Team Performance from Italian Serie A', Nota di Lavoro 23.2019, Milano, Italy: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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