– Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club has hired Nolan Partners, the world’s leading sports executive search firm, to partner on the worldwide search for a sporting director.
“We are very pleased to be working with Nolan Partners,” said Jeff Mallett, Whitecaps FC co-owner. “Their reputation and track record in the sports industry are unparalleled, especially in the football world. As an ownership group, we are committed to making our club a preeminent organization in MLS. We will take every measure to ensure we find the right person for this very important and exciting position.”
Nolan Partners will be identifying candidates within North America, Europe, and other continents and leagues around the world.
“We are delighted to partner with Whitecaps FC in this key leadership appointment,” added Stewart King, partner and global head of performance practice for Nolan Partners. “The history of the club, the clear commitment of ownership and the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in both Vancouver and MLS, means we are confident of securing a top sporting director for this position.”
Through the years, Nolan Partners have used their global reach to secure talented executives for sports organizations around the world. Their experience of recruiting for key leadership positions in global soccer includes successfully executed searches for the likes of City Football Group, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Inter Milan, and Olympique de Marseille.
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