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Greatest Nigerian Footballer Ever?
I know this topic would definitely be the subject of debate for many on who is the greatest Nigerian ever to have played the round leather game. Several names like Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Mikel Obi, even the late war horse, Rashidi Yekini, who scored Nigeria's first ever gaol at the world cup would pop up. If you look at the names I have mentioned above, for those familiar with African cum Nigerian football, you'd realize that a name is conspicuously missing. Yes, it's that same person you're thinking, Austin Azuka Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, an uncle to current Everton attacker, Alex Iwobi. I think he's the greatest player to ever come out of the continent in terms of an individual player's ability. Some people do not even know his real name to be Austin and not Jay Jay, which is a nickname he got from young. Growing up, even I thought that was his name. Yes, there's obviously the argument of him never winning any major titles at club level, not even the coveted African Footballer of the Year. He, for me is one of the best products from the African continent. Arguments may arise as to Mikel even winning the Champions League and more titles, but we can't compare him to the player he was meant to replace in the Nigerian national team. Huge respect to the duo legend - Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o Fils and Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba, arguably the most decorated African players in history. They were pacesetters in terms of leading African football and showing it to the world. Listening to a radio program recently and someone was trying to bring up the debate of who is the greater player between Ghana's Asamoah Gyan and Okocha. What? Gyan and Okocha? They're incomparable because Okocha was miles ahead of Gyan. I guess that must have stemmed from the perennial rivally between Nigeria and Ghana, but Okocha is not to be compared to Gyan. Apologies to my Ghanaian friends. 😁 Nonetheless, Okocha for me was an amazing talent that I feel, were he white, he'd have played for the biggest clubs and nominated for the highest awards. Okocha's style of play is one that you'd pay every dime to watch because it gives you joy and is the definition of "entertainment" that football is meant to be. His quick feet, trickery, style were almost second to none. His trademark move was his step overs, which was almost like the opposite of the regular step overs we have come to know. I'm not sure any player does his style of step overs. He was born in the eastern part of Nigeria, precisely in Enugu and grew his football on the streets. I think every nation has their own version of street football, but if you talk about Nigeria's, it's a survival of the fittest thingy. You survive by having two things: you're either physically able to cope with the hardness or you have "mad" skills to entertain and work your way through the hardness. Okocha was obviously the second. I believe the fact the he was a mentor to Brazil great, Ronaldinho is an open secret. Okocha was a mentor for "Gaucho" as Ronaldinho was fondly called after the young Brazilian joined PSG in 2001. To speak to the quality of Okocha, back in 1998 when PSG signed him, they paid a whooping £14 million, making him the most expensive African player then. Imagine a club at that time and age paying such amount for a player. This tells a lot about the quality such player would bring to the team and of that quality was serving as a model to Ronaldinho, who eventually became more successful as a player than the Nigerian. Well every prosperous teacher prays that his students better his feats. Okocha would go on to captain the Nigerian national team and Bolton Wanderers, where he became a cult hero after guiding them to their first cup final in almost a decade in 2004. I think one thing that didn't really work in his favour was his playing style. He was more of an entertainer than one who chased glory. Not to get me wrong, this is not to say that you should play football without the aim of being successful, I feel he just played football to enjoy himself. He rarely scored but when he did he did them beautifully. As mercurial as Okocha was, he sadly never won the much coveted African Footballer of the Year award which I believe was more politicized against him. If there was any year he should have won it, it definitely was 1998 when he won two trophies (one each with Fenerbache and PSG). Not just that, he was named of the reserve of the FIFA World Cup All-star team in the same year, but the award was given to Morocco's Mustafa Hadji, who wasn't anywhere near Okocha's accomplishments, especially in that year. He (Okocha) eventually went on to be runner-up in 2003 and 2004, same years he won the BBC African Footballer of the Year awards. You can imagine such paradox. He was also a specialist at free kicks. He scored a lot of free kicks, but the one that has stuck with me was the equalizer against Cameroon in the quarterfinal of the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia. I remember this fondly because growing up, I had to leave my house in search of places to watch Nigerian games due to power outage. Eto'o had given Cameroon the lead, but Okocha leveled with a sublime free kick on the stroke of half time. Although Nigeria went on to win the game 2-1 courtesy of John Utaka's goal, we eventually came third at that tournament and Okocha won the highest goalscorer and best player of the tournament awards. This was another year he could have won the African Footballer of the Year award, which he controversially lost to Samuel Eto'o. There were rumors of influence from the then president of CAF, Issa Hayatou, who is also a Cameroonian. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qgz-UFuy5kY" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> The breakthrough for him could have been when there were reports that Manchester United were interested in his signature, but the then theory flying around about Sir Alex Ferguson no liking black players dominated the space. One of his greatest goals was the one he scored for Eintracht Frankfurt against Germany great, Oliver Khan, who was then between the sticks for Karlsruher. He turned the entire defence and goalkeeper before firing into the net with his left foot. Even his coach after the game mentioned that Okocha is the kind of player you just had to allow play his game. The goal was the Goal of the Year award in Germany that year. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GUPiMFHbbFU" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Even after retirement, Okocha's trickery and skills were never diminishing. He was a real entertainer. I remember a charity match that involved African stars, Eto'o had to call for him (Okocha) to be substituted (of course jokingly) because he was a menace to Eto'o's team with his dazzling skills. African football and even world football at large would never forget the unsung hero that Okocha was. His story could have been different were he a white player.
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abdoul-reserved
Greatest Nigerian Footballer Ever?
I know this topic would definitely be the subject of debate for many on who is the greatest Nigerian ever to have played the round leather game. Several names like Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Mikel Obi, even the late war horse, Rashidi Yekini, who scored Nigeria's first ever gaol at the world cup would pop up. If you look at the names I have mentioned above, for those familiar with African cum Nigerian football, you'd realize that a name is conspicuously missing. Yes, it's that same person you're thinking, Austin Azuka Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, an uncle to current Everton attacker, Alex Iwobi. I think he's the greatest player to ever come out of the continent in terms of an individual player's ability. Some people do not even know his real name to be Austin and not Jay Jay, which is a nickname he got from young. Growing up, even I thought that was his name. Yes, there's obviously the argument of him never winning any major titles at club level, not even the coveted African Footballer of the Year. He, for me is one of the best products from the African continent. Arguments may arise as to Mikel even winning the Champions League and more titles, but we can't compare him to the player he was meant to replace in the Nigerian national team. Huge respect to the duo legend - Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o Fils and Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba, arguably the most decorated African players in history. They were pacesetters in terms of leading African football and showing it to the world. Listening to a radio program recently and someone was trying to bring up the debate of who is the greater player between Ghana's Asamoah Gyan and Okocha. What? Gyan and Okocha? They're incomparable because Okocha was miles ahead of Gyan. I guess that must have stemmed from the perennial rivally between Nigeria and Ghana, but Okocha is not to be compared to Gyan. Apologies to my Ghanaian friends. 😁 Nonetheless, Okocha for me was an amazing talent that I feel, were he white, he'd have played for the biggest clubs and nominated for the highest awards. Okocha's style of play is one that you'd pay every dime to watch because it gives you joy and is the definition of "entertainment" that football is meant to be. His quick feet, trickery, style were almost second to none. His trademark move was his step overs, which was almost like the opposite of the regular step overs we have come to know. I'm not sure any player does his style of step overs. He was born in the eastern part of Nigeria, precisely in Enugu and grew his football on the streets. I think every nation has their own version of street football, but if you talk about Nigeria's, it's a survival of the fittest thingy. You survive by having two things: you're either physically able to cope with the hardness or you have "mad" skills to entertain and work your way through the hardness. Okocha was obviously the second. I believe the fact the he was a mentor to Brazil great, Ronaldinho is an open secret. Okocha was a mentor for "Gaucho" as Ronaldinho was fondly called after the young Brazilian joined PSG in 2001. To speak to the quality of Okocha, back in 1998 when PSG signed him, they paid a whooping £14 million, making him the most expensive African player then. Imagine a club at that time and age paying such amount for a player. This tells a lot about the quality such player would bring to the team and of that quality was serving as a model to Ronaldinho, who eventually became more successful as a player than the Nigerian. Well every prosperous teacher prays that his students better his feats. Okocha would go on to captain the Nigerian national team and Bolton Wanderers, where he became a cult hero after guiding them to their first cup final in almost a decade in 2004. I think one thing that didn't really work in his favour was his playing style. He was more of an entertainer than one who chased glory. Not to get me wrong, this is not to say that you should play football without the aim of being successful, I feel he just played football to enjoy himself. He rarely scored but when he did he did them beautifully. As mercurial as Okocha was, he sadly never won the much coveted African Footballer of the Year award which I believe was more politicized against him. If there was any year he should have won it, it definitely was 1998 when he won two trophies (one each with Fenerbache and PSG). Not just that, he was named of the reserve of the FIFA World Cup All-star team in the same year, but the award was given to Morocco's Mustafa Hadji, who wasn't anywhere near Okocha's accomplishments, especially in that year. He (Okocha) eventually went on to be runner-up in 2003 and 2004, same years he won the BBC African Footballer of the Year awards. You can imagine such paradox. He was also a specialist at free kicks. He scored a lot of free kicks, but the one that has stuck with me was the equalizer against Cameroon in the quarterfinal of the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia. I remember this fondly because growing up, I had to leave my house in search of places to watch Nigerian games due to power outage. Eto'o had given Cameroon the lead, but Okocha leveled with a sublime free kick on the stroke of half time. Although Nigeria went on to win the game 2-1 courtesy of John Utaka's goal, we eventually came third at that tournament and Okocha won the highest goalscorer and best player of the tournament awards. This was another year he could have won the African Footballer of the Year award, which he controversially lost to Samuel Eto'o. There were rumors of influence from the then president of CAF, Issa Hayatou, who is also a Cameroonian. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qgz-UFuy5kY" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> The breakthrough for him could have been when there were reports that Manchester United were interested in his signature, but the then theory flying around about Sir Alex Ferguson no liking black players dominated the space. One of his greatest goals was the one he scored for Eintracht Frankfurt against Germany great, Oliver Khan, who was then between the sticks for Karlsruher. He turned the entire defence and goalkeeper before firing into the net with his left foot. Even his coach after the game mentioned that Okocha is the kind of player you just had to allow play his game. The goal was the Goal of the Year award in Germany that year. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GUPiMFHbbFU" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Even after retirement, Okocha's trickery and skills were never diminishing. He was a real entertainer. I remember a charity match that involved African stars, Eto'o had to call for him (Okocha) to be substituted (of course jokingly) because he was a menace to Eto'o's team with his dazzling skills. African football and even world football at large would never forget the unsung hero that Okocha was. His story could have been different were he a white player.
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abdoul-reserved
Greatest Nigerian Footballer Ever?
I know this topic would definitely be the subject of debate for many on who is the greatest Nigerian ever to have played the round leather game. Several names like Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Mikel Obi, even the late war horse, Rashidi Yekini, who scored Nigeria's first ever gaol at the world cup would pop up. If you look at the names I have mentioned above, for those familiar with African cum Nigerian football, you'd realize that a name is conspicuously missing. Yes, it's that same person you're thinking, Austin Azuka Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, an uncle to current Everton attacker, Alex Iwobi. I think he's the greatest player to ever come out of the continent in terms of an individual player's ability. Some people do not even know his real name to be Austin and not Jay Jay, which is a nickname he got from young. Growing up, even I thought that was his name. Yes, there's obviously the argument of him never winning any major titles at club level, not even the coveted African Footballer of the Year. He, for me is one of the best products from the African continent. Arguments may arise as to Mikel even winning the Champions League and more titles, but we can't compare him to the player he was meant to replace in the Nigerian national team. Huge respect to the duo legend - Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o Fils and Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba, arguably the most decorated African players in history. They were pacesetters in terms of leading African football and showing it to the world. Listening to a radio program recently and someone was trying to bring up the debate of who is the greater player between Ghana's Asamoah Gyan and Okocha. What? Gyan and Okocha? They're incomparable because Okocha was miles ahead of Gyan. I guess that must have stemmed from the perennial rivally between Nigeria and Ghana, but Okocha is not to be compared to Gyan. Apologies to my Ghanaian friends. 😁 Nonetheless, Okocha for me was an amazing talent that I feel, were he white, he'd have played for the biggest clubs and nominated for the highest awards. Okocha's style of play is one that you'd pay every dime to watch because it gives you joy and is the definition of "entertainment" that football is meant to be. His quick feet, trickery, style were almost second to none. His trademark move was his step overs, which was almost like the opposite of the regular step overs we have come to know. I'm not sure any player does his style of step overs. He was born in the eastern part of Nigeria, precisely in Enugu and grew his football on the streets. I think every nation has their own version of street football, but if you talk about Nigeria's, it's a survival of the fittest thingy. You survive by having two things: you're either physically able to cope with the hardness or you have "mad" skills to entertain and work your way through the hardness. Okocha was obviously the second. I believe the fact the he was a mentor to Brazil great, Ronaldinho is an open secret. Okocha was a mentor for "Gaucho" as Ronaldinho was fondly called after the young Brazilian joined PSG in 2001. To speak to the quality of Okocha, back in 1998 when PSG signed him, they paid a whooping £14 million, making him the most expensive African player then. Imagine a club at that time and age paying such amount for a player. This tells a lot about the quality such player would bring to the team and of that quality was serving as a model to Ronaldinho, who eventually became more successful as a player than the Nigerian. Well every prosperous teacher prays that his students better his feats. Okocha would go on to captain the Nigerian national team and Bolton Wanderers, where he became a cult hero after guiding them to their first cup final in almost a decade in 2004. I think one thing that didn't really work in his favour was his playing style. He was more of an entertainer than one who chased glory. Not to get me wrong, this is not to say that you should play football without the aim of being successful, I feel he just played football to enjoy himself. He rarely scored but when he did he did them beautifully. As mercurial as Okocha was, he sadly never won the much coveted African Footballer of the Year award which I believe was more politicized against him. If there was any year he should have won it, it definitely was 1998 when he won two trophies (one each with Fenerbache and PSG). Not just that, he was named of the reserve of the FIFA World Cup All-star team in the same year, but the award was given to Morocco's Mustafa Hadji, who wasn't anywhere near Okocha's accomplishments, especially in that year. He (Okocha) eventually went on to be runner-up in 2003 and 2004, same years he won the BBC African Footballer of the Year awards. You can imagine such paradox. He was also a specialist at free kicks. He scored a lot of free kicks, but the one that has stuck with me was the equalizer against Cameroon in the quarterfinal of the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia. I remember this fondly because growing up, I had to leave my house in search of places to watch Nigerian games due to power outage. Eto'o had given Cameroon the lead, but Okocha leveled with a sublime free kick on the stroke of half time. Although Nigeria went on to win the game 2-1 courtesy of John Utaka's goal, we eventually came third at that tournament and Okocha won the highest goalscorer and best player of the tournament awards. This was another year he could have won the African Footballer of the Year award, which he controversially lost to Samuel Eto'o. There were rumors of influence from the then president of CAF, Issa Hayatou, who is also a Cameroonian. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qgz-UFuy5kY" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> The breakthrough for him could have been when there were reports that Manchester United were interested in his signature, but the then theory flying around about Sir Alex Ferguson no liking black players dominated the space. One of his greatest goals was the one he scored for Eintracht Frankfurt against Germany great, Oliver Khan, who was then between the sticks for Karlsruher. He turned the entire defence and goalkeeper before firing into the net with his left foot. Even his coach after the game mentioned that Okocha is the kind of player you just had to allow play his game. The goal was the Goal of the Year award in Germany that year. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GUPiMFHbbFU" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Even after retirement, Okocha's trickery and skills were never diminishing. He was a real entertainer. I remember a charity match that involved African stars, Eto'o had to call for him (Okocha) to be substituted (of course jokingly) because he was a menace to Eto'o's team with his dazzling skills. African football and even world football at large would never forget the unsung hero that Okocha was. His story could have been different were he a white player.
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tobechi74
Why Do Soccer players Fail at their first coaching Job
Paul Clement began to help soccer players as a Physical education teacher at the age of twenty-three. He was so effectiv in the job that he was asked to coach Fulham youth team. Chelsea snapped him up to work in their academy and finally promoted him as an assistant manager under Carlos Ancelotti. The duo did well together that the Italian manager took him to be his assistant at Paris St German, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The duo won the UEFA champion league as well as other trophy. Trouble began to kick in when derby and Swansea appointed him manager. Clement performed woefully that one began to doubt his coaching ability. What would make a wonderful assistant manager perform poorly as a manager? Peters principle gives us a clue. A person is promoted due to their success in the previous job until he is no longer competent in their new job as a result of lacking the skill needed. Many exceptional teachers perform very well as vice principal but when they are made the principal of the school, their performance drops. He begins to spend more time in the office appending signatures to files as well as attending to meetings upon meeting and less time in the classroom. The role of a youth coach differs from that of a club manager. The former is responsible for the Athlete whereas the latter is responsible for the club management. A youth coach is successful when he transforms a mediocre player into a superstar. He instills the needed skill to the player to improve his performance. A team manager is successful when he wins matches and take home the trophy. To promote an assistant manager to a main manager comes with extra responsibility for which the individual may not possess The youth team coach enjoys bringing out the hidden potential of a young athlete. The fact that he did well there was because he loves the work more than he loves to win. Not everyone loves competition. Not everyone is well suited to the fame and power that comes with taking the lead role. Some individuals are better off helping from the background. Both positions come with different skills. Unless the coach has the new ability needed, he is destined for failure. This begs the question. If a youth coach is offered an opportunity to manage a club which he knows he lacks the ability to perform at that time, should he reject the offer? The first factor is the individual perception and reaction to failure. Employee who perceive failure as a terrible thing hate being sacked. One who dreads to fail is better off in his comfort zone. Job security is Paramount to such an individual. When a team fails, the fans blame the team chief manager. . The chief responsibility of facing the media falls on the head. The backroom staff are overlooked. Such a person should first change his mindset on failure before he can accept such an offer. Failing to step up counts as failure. Real failure comes from inability to learn from one's mistakes. He should see the offer as an opportunity to gain new experiences and meet more people in the sport sector. He should understand that all great coaches failed one time or another but learned in the process. Every failed match is an opportunity to reflect on the likely reason and improve his knowledge. The second factor depends on the individual ability to embrace the change that comes with learning. Slow learners are better off rejecting that offer as they are unable to deal with the immediate complexity that comes with the new role. Fast learners should take the job while asking for help from experienced persons outside the organization. For instance, he may choose a more experienced assistant manager. He should not hesitate to engage in additional training in that new skill which he lacks. Club owners are unreasonably optimistic. A club legend does not necessarily make a great coach. Diego Maradona is a typical example. A good sergeant may make a bad captain or a worse general. One may be good at obeying order but terrible at knowing the best circumstance to give such order.
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tobechi74
Why Do Soccer players Fail at their first coaching Job
Paul Clement began to help soccer players as a Physical education teacher at the age of twenty-three. He was so effectiv in the job that he was asked to coach Fulham youth team. Chelsea snapped him up to work in their academy and finally promoted him as an assistant manager under Carlos Ancelotti. The duo did well together that the Italian manager took him to be his assistant at Paris St German, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The duo won the UEFA champion league as well as other trophy. Trouble began to kick in when derby and Swansea appointed him manager. Clement performed woefully that one began to doubt his coaching ability. What would make a wonderful assistant manager perform poorly as a manager? Peters principle gives us a clue. A person is promoted due to their success in the previous job until he is no longer competent in their new job as a result of lacking the skill needed. Many exceptional teachers perform very well as vice principal but when they are made the principal of the school, their performance drops. He begins to spend more time in the office appending signatures to files as well as attending to meetings upon meeting and less time in the classroom. The role of a youth coach differs from that of a club manager. The former is responsible for the Athlete whereas the latter is responsible for the club management. A youth coach is successful when he transforms a mediocre player into a superstar. He instills the needed skill to the player to improve his performance. A team manager is successful when he wins matches and take home the trophy. To promote an assistant manager to a main manager comes with extra responsibility for which the individual may not possess The youth team coach enjoys bringing out the hidden potential of a young athlete. The fact that he did well there was because he loves the work more than he loves to win. Not everyone loves competition. Not everyone is well suited to the fame and power that comes with taking the lead role. Some individuals are better off helping from the background. Both positions come with different skills. Unless the coach has the new ability needed, he is destined for failure. This begs the question. If a youth coach is offered an opportunity to manage a club which he knows he lacks the ability to perform at that time, should he reject the offer? The first factor is the individual perception and reaction to failure. Employee who perceive failure as a terrible thing hate being sacked. One who dreads to fail is better off in his comfort zone. Job security is Paramount to such an individual. When a team fails, the fans blame the team chief manager. . The chief responsibility of facing the media falls on the head. The backroom staff are overlooked. Such a person should first change his mindset on failure before he can accept such an offer. Failing to step up counts as failure. Real failure comes from inability to learn from one's mistakes. He should see the offer as an opportunity to gain new experiences and meet more people in the sport sector. He should understand that all great coaches failed one time or another but learned in the process. Every failed match is an opportunity to reflect on the likely reason and improve his knowledge. The second factor depends on the individual ability to embrace the change that comes with learning. Slow learners are better off rejecting that offer as they are unable to deal with the immediate complexity that comes with the new role. Fast learners should take the job while asking for help from experienced persons outside the organization. For instance, he may choose a more experienced assistant manager. He should not hesitate to engage in additional training in that new skill which he lacks. Club owners are unreasonably optimistic. A club legend does not necessarily make a great coach. Diego Maradona is a typical example. A good sergeant may make a bad captain or a worse general. One may be good at obeying order but terrible at knowing the best circumstance to give such order.
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tobechi74
Why Do Soccer players Fail at their first coaching Job
Paul Clement began to help soccer players as a Physical education teacher at the age of twenty-three. He was so effectiv in the job that he was asked to coach Fulham youth team. Chelsea snapped him up to work in their academy and finally promoted him as an assistant manager under Carlos Ancelotti. The duo did well together that the Italian manager took him to be his assistant at Paris St German, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The duo won the UEFA champion league as well as other trophy. Trouble began to kick in when derby and Swansea appointed him manager. Clement performed woefully that one began to doubt his coaching ability. What would make a wonderful assistant manager perform poorly as a manager? Peters principle gives us a clue. A person is promoted due to their success in the previous job until he is no longer competent in their new job as a result of lacking the skill needed. Many exceptional teachers perform very well as vice principal but when they are made the principal of the school, their performance drops. He begins to spend more time in the office appending signatures to files as well as attending to meetings upon meeting and less time in the classroom. The role of a youth coach differs from that of a club manager. The former is responsible for the Athlete whereas the latter is responsible for the club management. A youth coach is successful when he transforms a mediocre player into a superstar. He instills the needed skill to the player to improve his performance. A team manager is successful when he wins matches and take home the trophy. To promote an assistant manager to a main manager comes with extra responsibility for which the individual may not possess The youth team coach enjoys bringing out the hidden potential of a young athlete. The fact that he did well there was because he loves the work more than he loves to win. Not everyone loves competition. Not everyone is well suited to the fame and power that comes with taking the lead role. Some individuals are better off helping from the background. Both positions come with different skills. Unless the coach has the new ability needed, he is destined for failure. This begs the question. If a youth coach is offered an opportunity to manage a club which he knows he lacks the ability to perform at that time, should he reject the offer? The first factor is the individual perception and reaction to failure. Employee who perceive failure as a terrible thing hate being sacked. One who dreads to fail is better off in his comfort zone. Job security is Paramount to such an individual. When a team fails, the fans blame the team chief manager. . The chief responsibility of facing the media falls on the head. The backroom staff are overlooked. Such a person should first change his mindset on failure before he can accept such an offer. Failing to step up counts as failure. Real failure comes from inability to learn from one's mistakes. He should see the offer as an opportunity to gain new experiences and meet more people in the sport sector. He should understand that all great coaches failed one time or another but learned in the process. Every failed match is an opportunity to reflect on the likely reason and improve his knowledge. The second factor depends on the individual ability to embrace the change that comes with learning. Slow learners are better off rejecting that offer as they are unable to deal with the immediate complexity that comes with the new role. Fast learners should take the job while asking for help from experienced persons outside the organization. For instance, he may choose a more experienced assistant manager. He should not hesitate to engage in additional training in that new skill which he lacks. Club owners are unreasonably optimistic. A club legend does not necessarily make a great coach. Diego Maradona is a typical example. A good sergeant may make a bad captain or a worse general. One may be good at obeying order but terrible at knowing the best circumstance to give such order.
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