Venkatesh welcomes AIFF’s idea for a home-grown national head coach


Former India captain Venkatesh Shanmugam on Wednesday supported All India Football Federation’s idea to rent an indigenous head coach for the national workforce however stated it will have to be made a fact once imaginable. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had just lately stated that his organisation “hopes in the next 5 years the national team is coached by an Indian coach”.

“It’s very motivating and encouraging to hear such words from the General Secretary,” Shanmugam, the present assistant coach of India senior national workforce, stated in a reside chat with AIFF TV.

“I think 5 years is quite a long time. There are many young Indian coaches in the Hero ISL and the Hero I-League who are performing well and I believe they can make it.” He, alternatively, stated that the home coaches wish to replace their wisdom at all times to be up for the “challenge.”

“But it’s not easy and is a very big challenge. You need to constantly update yourself, gain knowledge if you are to improve as a coach. It does not end there. The manner in which you transfer all of that to the player will define yourself as a coach,” he stated “We need to keep it in mind that coaching the national team is entirely different than coaching a club. Getting the team to prepare in a short span of time in a short time is extremely critical,” stated the 41-year-old former midfielder.

Shanmugam stated for a coach, guy control abilities are a very powerful that lend a hand in bringing out the most productive from a participant.

“You have to hone your man-management skills. Players will have their attitude but as the coach you have to be confident to take care of them. It’s not ideal to shout at a player in front of everyone. Personal interactions grow the trust.

“Players should be treated respectfully. It should be mutual. They need personal space. These help a coach bring out the best from the player.” He instructed avid gamers to pay attention extra on taking part in somewhat than on social media.

“Senior players are mature enough and they know how to handle criticism on social media. But youngsters are more vulnerable and they should stay away. It may affect their performances. They should not be bothered about social media, rather need to concentrate on playing more,” he quipped.

The 2002 AIFF Player of the Year additionally lauded the present coach schooling gadget within the nation announcing “it’s paving the way for Indian coaches to come forward”.



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