Richard Battle

Founding Director


Richard is the Founding Director of Left Field Football Consulting, a boutique strategy and analytics consultancy, created to improve the availability and quality of information upon which the game’s leaders make their most important decisions. Based on the belief that there is unprecedented scope for analysis to inform and challenge the decisions made at football training grounds around the world, Left Field seeks to apply strategic best practice within the performance environment of professional football.

Prior to Founding Left Field in 2019, Richard was Head of Football Strategy at Everton Football Club. Previously he had spent six years in Deloitte’s Sports Business Groups, delivering projects for clients across football and other sports. He is also a UEFA licensed coach