Our Performance Practice helps clients acquire specialist technical/performance talent such as performance, technical and sporting directors, talent identification and scouting specialists, sports medicine and science specialists.

We source candidates from a global pool and with recently opened offices in Los Angeles and New York, we now have an even greater ability to service our clients in the North American market. To see a sample of some of the roles we have successfully worked on, please click here and to read more about what our clients think of us please click here.

Some recent assignments:

• Technical Director – The Football Association (UK)
• Academy Doctor – Liverpool FC
• Sporting Director – City Football Group (Yokohama F. Marinos, Japan)
• General Manager – San Jose Earthquakes
• Director of Sport – ASPIRE Academy (Qatar)
• Director of  Sport – Loughborough University (UK)
• Director of Sports Science – ASPIRE Academy (Qatar)

“The international search brought candidates from the US, Switzerland, Singapore and UK. I’ve been delighted with their partnership approach, results and tenacity in helping us secure an outstanding individual for the post.”

Chris Buckley
CEO, Supponor

“Nolan Partners during the whole search process were partners in every sense of the word.  They clearly know the wider sport industry intimately, and brought a high level of professionalism and integrity to the process. I would not hesitate in recommending them to other sports organisations.”

Chris Parsons
Former VP International of the NFL

“The LMA would also like to thank their specialist recruitment firm Nolan Partners for finding us such a first class candidate. Their knowledge and understanding of the football business proved to be invaluable.”

Howard Wilkinson
Chairman of the League Managers Association

“Their ability to identify and attract people to a relatively unknown business provided us with shortlisted candidates from ‘A’ list strategy houses, rights holders, technology companies and broadcasters. We have since engaged Nolan Partners on another C-level mandate and look forward to maintaining our long term partnership.”

Chris Buckley
CEO, Supponor

“Over the last two years we have worked with Nolan Partners on the appointment of a Sporting Director, a Main Board Non Executive Director and a number of other senior management appointments. We have found them extremely thorough, professional and good fun to work with.”

Paul Barber
Chief Executive of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and Former Non-Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club