Dear Sport England,
I am writing a freedom of information request for a project I am undertaking.
I would like data explaining how many professional football managers have had psychological problems in the game in the years of 2009 and 2014.
Also, if possible, data (i.e. pie charts or whatever you can find) breaking down reasons what the reasons are for managers having psychological issues. For example a certain percentage could be that the manager is having psychological issues because of lack of backing from the owner or abuse from the fans etc.
Dear Mr Bowers,
I write in response to your Freedom of Information request received on 24
October 2014. You asked;
I would like data explaining how many professional football managers have
had psychological problems in the game in the years of 2009 and 2014.
Sport England's primary focus is community sport and we do fund
professional football. Consequently we do not collect information on this
sector and therefore do not hold the information you request.
You may wish to contact the Football Association or League Manager's
Association but please note, these are not public bodies and therefore are
not covered by the Freedom of Information Act.
I hope this information satisfies your Freedom of Information request.
However, if you are dissatisfied with this response and would like it to
be reviewed, please contact:
Principal In House Solicitor
1st Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street
in writing (including by letter or email) and your complaint will be dealt
with through our Internal Review procedure. Please describe the original
request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address
If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Matthew Ramsey FoI & Complaints Manager