|Job||xxxx Football Coach|
|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Fenerbahce [director of football]|
|Liverpool [director of football]|
2019 09 13 Retrieve
[What is a director of football & how does transfer chief role work? Damien Comolli said in a 2016 interview] Jordan Henderson is one of the main reasons I got sacked. The day I got sacked they [Liverpool’s owners] told me I had made a big mistake on Jordan and he was a waste of money. I never said it publicly, but I was convinced he would be the future captain. People will say it is easy to say now, but I was convinced at the time that he would become the Liverpool captain. Now he is and he is also the England captain
2020 04 20 Retrieve
[Former Liverpool director delivers transfer warning says Only three Premier League clubs will be able to spend] An agent was telling me the other day, that there are actually only three clubs in the Premier League that will be able to spend money next summer in the transfer window. I don’t know if this is correct but usually when agents tell you things like this, they usually get intel. We might see very little transfer activity, we might see swaps, we might see loans and I think we are going to see a massive decrease in transfer fees and transfer activity, at least transfers involving money. The longer this crisis goes on, more clubs are going to be in a financially difficult situation. The first thing that will be impacted will be player remuneration, the second thing will be transfer fees
There are millions of fans who cannot come into stadiums and will be happy to have something else - at night or during the day - to think about, away from the virus and all the issues they’ve got to think about. I think having football on TV would be a positive, personally. I wouldn’t be surprised if we can’t play without any fans until the end of 2020 - not just the end of this season. People say we shouldn’t be playing behind closed doors to finish this season, but what about next season?
2020 05 09 Retrieve
[Damien Comolli admits to having survived two transfer scares during his time working as a director of football in England, with Tottenham coming close to agreeing a deal for Gareth Bale with Nottingham Forest before Liverpool then looked into offloading Jordan Henderson to Fulham] We talk a lot about extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation. He’s somebody who has got where he’s got because his intrinsic motivation is off the charts. When I met him, that’s what came across the most. This sheer desire to succeed, to improve every day, refusing to lose, refusing to give up an inch. I was convinced at the time that he hated losing more than he liked to win. I think the way he plays now, it shows - he walks onto the pitch thinking, ‘You’re not going to beat me today.
I think I called his agent and said, ‘What the hell are they doing here?’ I was laughing at what I was hearing, that they were trying to sell him. I thought this is another Gareth Bale, when Harry Redknapp tried to sell him to Nottingham Forest