Posted by The Sport Biblical on January 30, 2018 12:17:33In sports management, managers are the most despised players in the business.
They are hated by the players for a reason, according to former professional player and coach, Paul Condon.
“I think managers are actually quite good at making the players feel like they don’t belong in the job,” Condon said.
There are several reasons why managers hate them.
Firstly, managers hate the fact that players feel that they don´t have the same level of respect as the manager.
In a sense, it is because the manager wants to see players perform at their best.
Secondly, managers dislike managers for a different reason.
“[Management] want to get the players playing the best they can, but they also don´te want to see them play at their level,” Cools said.
“I know it sounds silly, but the reason why managers can feel the way they do is because they can get the best players they can.”
The problem with managers is they feel they are better than the players, but it isn´t the players who are better, it´s the manager.
“Thirdly, managers do not want the players to feel that their talent is not being taken seriously because they have not performed as well as they should have.
If a manager wants the players performing as well they can and wants them to be able to get a good pay cheque, then the players will take the money and run.
If the players do not feel like the manager cares about their performance, then they will not give their best to him.
This lack of respect is a major problem because it can lead to the players not performing as they would like, Condon says.
The solution, according for Condon, is to be proactive about getting the players and the coaches to be more productive.
I have always said, if you want to play at the level you are supposed to play, the manager needs to be there, but when he is not, the players are not playing at their highest level, Cools explained.”
We need to work with the players more than we ever have before, because if we can get a player to perform as well, then there is a chance he can be the player that gets a big pay chequee.
“If you get players playing at the best level they can be, then you can get them to perform better and play better, because they don`t care who they are playing for.”
In the past, Curnos coaching career has been a success.
In 2006, he was named coach of the year in the Australian Football League and won the inaugural NRL coaching of the season award.
Condon also helped guide the Sydney Roosters to the Sydney Swans Grand Final in 2007.COOH was appointed in 2016, after a stint as coach of Sydney Swampers where he won two premierships.
In the NRL, Coots assistant coach is Scott Campbell, who he coached from 2015 to 2018.
Condon has been with the Roost and Swans since 2013, but he said he has had a chance to see how the players have improved.
“They have all improved over the years and they have all been more organised and have worked harder and played better football,” he said.
Cordell said it was important for the club to be as proactive as possible about making players feel appreciated.
“There has to be a little bit of a cultural shift to try and get the club more recognised as the best in the game, and that means more of an opportunity for players to shine,” he explained.
He said the Roos need to continue to work closely with the coaching staff, but also the players.
“At the end of the day, it’s a club, and you are responsible for your club, so you have to be the best coach you can be and that’s what we need to do,” he added.