Andoni Zubizarreta

Andoni Zubizarreta

As a former football player, I know first-hand the challenge of reflecting on the future, looking ahead to the days when my time on the pitch would be over. For any player, this reflection should lead to action, training, and learning skills that will enable them to continue their careers in the world of football or beyond their usual workspaces.

During a time of growth within football, the needs within sports management are multiplying. The PFA Business School gives you the tools to enhance your footballing experience and advance your career to the next level. With our programme, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the demands of the industry from all perspectives, enabling you to develop your career within the sport.

Football management requires professionals with a comprehensive global understanding of all the elements related to decision-making in the sporting arena and within the structure of a football club. Additionally, they should be aware of the new areas of opportunity that may emerge in a constantly evolving world, which is changing rapidly and often transformatively.

As someone who has experienced the challenges of sports management in my own career, I feel privileged to share my knowledge and enrich your learning process. My goal is to equip you with the practical skills you need to succeed so that you can learn from experience and apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Together, we can apply what we learn ‘in training’ to the real world ‘on the pitch’, just as we have always done in our sporting careers.

I look forward to seeing you thrive in this exciting environment, taking on challenges that requires global managers and professionals who are trained and equipped to elevate their projects to the highest levels of efficiency and sporting effectiveness.

Andoni Zubizarreta, Co-Director of the Programme

Former player and former Sporting Director at Olympique de Marseille, FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao FC