This task is highly challenging given the kind of challenges that surface the sports field, players’ expectations and attitude, external factors including finances, competition from newer, tougher and innovative teams.
This discussion explores all possibilities of finding a suitable leader for this esteemed and critical role. Of the numerous theories and research related to leadership, a few of them will be considered in the present context. Leadership classification based on behavioural aspects will be explored in order to identify what kind of behaviours can be most suitable for the role in question. In addition, contemporary leadership concepts will be explored considering various kinds of challenges contemporary management and competition bring along. Based on the knowledge gained from experience as well as theory and literature, most suitable traits that can be regarded as the best fit for leadership role in Manchester United can be deduced.
It is said that leadership emerges from situations; an individual’s knowledge and expertise; his/her beliefs, passion and attitude. However, in the organisational aspect, leaders are usually formed based upon their role or position. These people in the leadership role are expected to deliver exactly as leaders ought to achieve the desired results. Therefore, identification of the right people to fit in this role who can achieve the desired results for the organisation becomes extremely important for the organisation. The leaders so chosen must possess right skills, attitude and qualities which will help the organisation to not only achieve results but also sustain its position for longer period in any given situation.
Philosophy of management and literature accounts ‘leadership’ as one of the main factors contributing to the success and/or failure of an organisation. Leadership has been debated by many philosophers and management