One change and one no change
Remember this guy ⬅️?
Brian Jokat was appointed as Chief Operating Officer 8 weeks ago, and now news reaches us that he left the club this week.
We are now counting on our second hand the amount of senior level hires that Thomas Sandgaard has made and then dispensed with
Jokat didn’t have much of a background in football, be was a hockey guy, but that was obvious, to me anyway. 8 weeks. Gone. Not up to scratch, misconduct, personality clash, poor due diligence? Who knows but his remit would have been non-footballing operations and in particular increasing commercial revenues and adding to fan experiences.
Not sure how he could have done the latter as no ones been in the ground since he started. I do think however that Thomas lives in la la land if he thinks anyone is going to increase commercial revenues stuck in this division. Premier League-ready is an abstract idea, but.
Also today, I saw this:
Interesting and wholly unsurprising in the summer of the Women’s Euros. Again, maybe Thomas can now refocus his decision making into more constructive goals.