27 July 2017, London – SRi has today announced that former Manchester City Technical Director Mike Rigg has joined the company as Global Football Advisor and will focus on working with the firm’s growing list of football clients in North America, Europe, the UK and Asia.
SRi (formerly Sports Recruitment International) is a premier global executive search and consulting boutique and counts some of the biggest football clubs across four continents as its clients.
Rigg has been at the forefront of global football for more than 30 years at both youth and senior international and domestic levels, serving in roles from Chief Scout and Academy Manager to Chief Football Officer, Technical Director and Head of Talent Management for the likes of Manchester City, Fulham FC, the Football Association and the Football Association of Wales.
Throughout his career, Rigg has been at the heart of developing some of the most innovative and effective Football Departments around the world.
His new role with SRi will see him work alongside SRi’s global High Performance team to undertake on the ground assessment, strategic football infrastructure building, coaching and consultancy services.
Jim Chaplin, CEO of SRi, said, “Mike’s knowledge of best practice in football and stellar reputation will be of immense value to our clients around the world and we are delighted to welcome him to SRi.”
Mike Rigg, Global Football Advisor at SRi, added, “I’m excited to be able to use the knowledge I’ve gained throughout my career in football to help clubs and national associations all around the world improve the quality of their academies, coaching education programmes, player trading set-ups and performance environments.
“SRi already have an impressive track record in elite level football and I’m thrilled to be joining their impressive international team.”
SRi has worked with some of the biggest names in global sport to secure top talent over the course of the 20-year history of the firm including AC Milan, Chelsea FC, Manchester City FC, World Rugby, La Liga, the Rugby Football Union, Welsh Rugby Union, England and Wales Cricket Board, Football Federation Australia, McLaren Racing, the PGA Tour, ESPN and the NBA.
The company’s clients include international rights holders, professional clubs & teams, international federations, governing bodies, corporate sponsors, venues, major events, broadcasters, media owners, agencies and sporting goods brands.
Founded in 2001, SRi is the leading firm dedicated to the constant and growing demand for executive and management talent in sports, media and entertainment. Operating from offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, our expert advisers work as a global team providing search and consulting services through combining deep sector knowledge with world-class and cutting edge talent acquisition and management practice. To find out more, please visit www.sriexecutive.com
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