Saturday, June 11, 2005

Managers not up to the job, for whatever reason

Rudi Voller has not made an impact coaching any club he’s tried with. Sounds like he needs some experience as an assistant.

Brazil's Wanderly Luxemburgo is of the old world and clashes with players everywhere he goes. Luis Figo never clashed with a manager like this before, not even Louis van Gaal.

Jose Peseiro’s coaching decisions in the UEFA Cup final were terrible. Sporting Lisbon’s run to their first UEFA Cup in their home stadium screeched to a halt at his feet.

Jaques Santini seems to coach with a single toe in the water. He’s scholarly, in a Morten Olsen (Denmark) way, but remains distant from the players.

Ruud Gullit didn’t spend enough time as an assistant, since his inexperience has shown too often. He’s got a feel for the players but the missing piece is still there.

Ronald Koeman suffers from the same inexperience.

Whatever success he may have, Mark Hughes, coach of Blackburn Rovers, rubs me the same wrong way as Robbie Savage.

I’ve never been fond of Carlos Ancelotti coaching style, and losing after being up 3-0 in the Champion’s League gives me just the excuse I need to include him. Negative football only wins when the opposition is complicit.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whatever success he may have, Mark Hughes, coach of Birmingham, rubs me the same wrong way as Robbie Savage."

Steve Bruce is at brum. You meant blackburn.

6/12/2005 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Romford Pele said...

You plonker - Carlo Ancelotti not Fabio Capello manages AC Milan who threw away a three goal lead in Champions League Final. Fabio Capello manages Juve. Im sorry you dont rate him but having won the league with four different teams in Italy and Spain, and the Champions League a few times oh and besides managing probably the best team of recent years in the 1993-95 Ac Milan team, Im sure Sgr Capello can live with your devastating critique.

PS. I know Ancelotti by comparison a failure. He only won the champs league 2 years ago and the Italian title last year - I know you dont rate him either.

6/12/2005 1:52 AM  
Blogger Football Commentator said...

Hey guys,

Busted 2 times in one article! Ouch.

Carlos Ancelotti, and I also did mean Blackburn.

Mistakes asside. I prefer Capello over Ancelotti, and while I will always have a hard time arguing about success, I'm getting at something deeper:

Coaches with old world mentalities

Coaches that can't feel the right moment to sub

Coaches that can't get along with players

Coaches running on reputation or a lack of

Results can be gotten by dictators, slave drivers, war lords and the like. You threaten a player with the bench in public, the player will play harder for one game, but then what?

6/12/2005 5:36 AM  

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