AZ Alkmaar has hired Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane, one of the most celebrated advanced statistics gurus in the world and the subject of the film “Moneyball”, in an advisory capacity.
The AZ site says he’ll be helping the club in the areas of “high performance and innovation”.
The club’s general director, Robert Eenhoorn, played four years in Major League Baseball, and its director of soccer is USMNT legend Earnie Stewart.
“We’ve had a lot of contact with Billy In the last few months”, says AZ’s Director of Soccer Earnest Stewart. “His knowledge and ideas are impressive."
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