New club alliance building consultancy based on its experience of owning three European clubs
Off The Pitch – 30 October 2020 Core Sports Capital (CSC), led by former Sepp Blatter assistant Ahmet Schaefer, has acquired three European clubs, forming an unconventional alliance built on more than just sporting goals. Aiming to use its real-world experience managing clubs, the firm acts as a consultant and finance broker primarily to those outside the blue-chip market. "It's more credible if we speak to an owner from a second league club who are facing the same challenges as we are," Schaefer tells offthepitch.com. The company has also built an overarching IT platform that combines scouting, medical, match, training and coaching data to simplify analytics.