Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Changing Coaches Not Good For African Football: German Legend Lothar Matthaeus!

Former German, Bayern Munich & Inter Milan Captain- now a pundit with Skysports, Lotha Matthaeus
 Former German World Cup 1990 winning captain, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan Champion, Lotha Matthaeus who is now a pundit with Skysports Germany and also serves as an ambassador for the Bundesliga, believes African football cannot develop if it keeps changing coaches every six months.

The former World Footballer of the Year gave his opinion on African football after taking time to chat to African media group sponsored by satellite broadcaster, StarTimes during their recent tour of the Bundasliga.

According to Matthaeus who believe African football will benefit from their players in the big European leagues, advises the federations to ensure stability in the technical department and desist from changing coaches willy-nilly.

"A coach needs time to sell his ideas to his players, but when you keep changing coaches, you only confuse the players because a new coach will come with his pattern, which sometimes are different from what the players are used to," said Matthaeus

You have to believe in the coach and his philosophy to be stable. I think the federations in Africa must believe in the coach and help him achieve his plan.

“Germany has been with the same coach in the last 12 years and it shows in the results. After failing in South Africa, the team came back to win in Brazil.

Things did not work well in Russia and the German federation has stuck with the coach. They are supporting him to correct the mistakes. That is how it should be. It gives room for continuity.”

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