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From tracksuit to trench coat - The changed position of the Swedish elite football coach from the 1960s to the 2010s

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The project is about the Swedish elite football coach. From a governmentality perspective it focus on how the coach position has changed in relation to the changing condition of the Swedish elite football, with the aim to get a deeper understanding of the development that made the coach a central figure in elite football. The method used is a text analysis of the educational material from coaching courses organised by the Swedish football association (SvFF) and protocols, annual reports and member reviews from Swedish elite football clubs.  In addition, interviews are conducted with active and former active players, coaches and club staff.