Masterclass Discussion: Neel Shah

Neel Shah is currently the CEO of DSK Shivajians FC and the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK.

Within this role, Neel oversees all business operations for the Pune based professional football club. Prior to joining DSK Shivajians FC, Shah served as the Business Director for Libero Sports, a Delhi based football consultancy and also previously worked for MLS as Director of Fan Development.

We speak to Neel about the ever-growing football culture in India, the clubs partnership with Liverpool FC, their coaching approach, the challenges and potential of the game in a country with a population of 1 billion people and tap in to some key ideas around organisational leadership that are sure to help coaches everywhere.

Don’t miss this excellent discussion with a top sporting leader.

Neel Shah

Dave Wright


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