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Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo "Monchi" poses for a photo outside the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain. Verdejo, who still goes by the nickname from his goalkeeping days, has become one of the most sought-after football directors in European soccer after revolutionizing Spanish club Sevilla with a scouting system that helped rescue the team from the brink of financial collapse and turned it into a perennial contender in the continent’s second-tiered competitions. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

5 sporting directors for Liverpool to consider afer Ian Ayre’s departure

Ian Ayre’s departure from Liverpool will bring a structural change at the club, which should see a sporting director arrive to oversee progress.

How Sevilla and Monchi provide Liverpool with the best example of ‘Moneyball’

As Liverpool face a serious evaluation of their current transfer strategy this summer, Jack Lusby suggests FSG, the club’s owners, follow the Sevilla model.