Course overview.

Regardless of your level or title in your career, this class will enrich your vision of how the change-makers in football construct profitable deals for the club.

What you'll learn.

the fundamental role of a core team,

managing and leading your scouting team effectively,

the key role of technology and its limits,

creating a recruitment strategy based on your club's economical profile, league position, and other factors,

the promoting process of bright players from academy teams to the first team,

acquiring talents with the best possible deals, and nourishing them,

managing a negotiation process with all stakeholders.

Browse Lesson Plan.

TMS program is designed to give you the most special insights into footballers' recruitment process with a 360-learning approach. You will go in-depth through diverse club profiles and transfer methodologies through real-life experiences.

14 Lessons, 1h 32m
Ingo Winter, Changing the Game of Economically Low and Mid-Profile Clubs

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Meet Your Instructors and Guest Lecturers.

A diverse list of instructors share their expertise and experience based on their positions and impact areas.

Ingo Winter, Managing Director Football, Core Sports Capital

Ingo is the managing director of football of Swiss-based Core Sports Capital where he manages Clermont Foot 63 playing in Ligue 1, and Austria Lustenau playing in the Austrian 1st league. Ingo specializes in building successful squads at low-budget football clubs. Prior to Core Sports Capital, he was the global transfer manager at Swiss club BSC Young Boys from 2011 to 2016.

Ben Larrousse, Senior Data Scientist, Twenty First Group

Ben is the Senior Data Scientist at Twenty First Group, a global sports intelligence agency, helping sports organizations unlocking values from their data. Ben earned a PhD in Applied mathematics. He has more than 7 years experience working as a Data Scientist in a variety of industries from mobile gaming to retail marketing.

Gianpaolo Monteneri, Sports Law Expert

Gianpaolo is one of top level legal experts in the international football business. Gianpaolo has many years of experience in advising athletes, coaches, clubs, sports associations, agencies and sponsors. Gianpaolo lectures in the FIFA Diploma in Football Law, in the UEFA Football Law Program and in CAS Sportmanagement at the University of St.Gallen. From 1997 to 2005, Gianpaolo headed FIFA’s Players’ Statutes department.

SkillCorner, Broadcast Tracking Data Provider

SkillCorner is the leading broadcast tracking data provider on the football market and delivers the most advanced integrated analytics at scale to power football clubs’ recruitment process as well as match or opposition analysis. SkillCorner data and analytics is trusted by more than 70 teams across more than 15 competitions globally.

Twenty First Group, Sports Intelligence

TFG specializes in generating value by improving performance, enhancing the sporting ‘product’, and igniting the passion of fans. TFG delivered expertise in talent management and recruitment strategies to various sports organizations such as Right To Dream, Canada Premier League, and Urawa Red Diamonds. DAZN, Champions League, Premier League, Tottenham, Everton are among top-level organizations that have trusted to TFG.

Sven Mislintat, VfB Stuttgart

Edwin van der Saar, Ajax

Thomas Frank, Brentford FC

Simon Rolfes, Bayer Leverkusen

Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester City

Peter Verbeke, RSC Anderlecht

Our Offerings


Focus learning experience gives you a behind-the-scenes look at business decisions that change the game.


Build a remarkable strategic advantage.

Lessons led by change-makers in sports.

Monthly Q&A sessions with your instructors.


Enrich your knowledge in-depth.

Weekly live lectures on essential matters.

Q&A session with the guest lecturers.

FOCUS Resources

Insights from protagonist organizations.

Highly relevant case studies and articles.

Podcast series from different perspectives.


Be part of ambitious collaborators.

A truly global community.

Insightful conversations and discussions.


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Purposefully Affordable.

We are FOCUS—dedicated to delivering high-quality sports education in a more affordable and accessible way to everyone.

400€ | pay in 2, 4, or 8 installments with 0% interest.

Who'll benefit.

Talent Management & Strategy program is for everyone involved in footballers' recruitment process.




Club Executives

Sports Directors



Career advisors

Learn as a team.

Equip your staff with the knowledge and confidence to drive positive results.

We offer:
> 10% off for groups of 2-4 people,
> 15% off for groups of 5-9 people,
> 20% off for groups of 10+ people.

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How it works.

  • Each expert has his own respective curriculum, 3 respective content in total. 
  • Each curriculum has 4 modules. 
  • Every module has 5+ lessons to complete, 60+ lessons in total. 
  • Access to 1 lesson per day. 
  • Every module has 1 live lecture from a leading professional, 12 live lectures in total. 
  • Every module has 2 case studies to complete, 24 case studies in total. 
  • Every module has 1 assignment to complete, 12 assignments in total. 
  • Q&A session with the expert at the end of each expert’s curriculum. 
  • The course length is 3 months in total.