Eire defender Diane Caldwell has criticized her former coach, Vera Pauw, stating that the staff reached the Girls’s World Cup “in spite” of her. Caldwell believes that Pauw did not get the most effective out of the gamers on account of insufficient preparations. Pauw led Eire to their first main event this yr in Australia and New Zealand, the place they have been eradicated within the group stage. The Soccer Affiliation of Eire (FAI) carried out a assessment of the staff’s efficiency and determined to not renew Pauw’s contract.
In accordance with Caldwell, the outcomes and performances achieved by the staff have been achieved regardless of Pauw’s teaching. She highlighted that preparations for video games have been less than the usual anticipated on the worldwide stage. Caldwell talked about that bodily preparation, opponent evaluation, match ways, in-game match ways, modifications, and programs of play may have been higher. The gamers had requested Pauw to professionalize numerous facets of their preparations.
Pauw, who has been changed by interim coach Eileen Gleeson, has claimed that FAI executives undermined her place on the World Cup. She additionally talked about that the FAI’s angle in direction of her modified after allegations of “abusive and inappropriate” habits throughout her time as supervisor of the Houston Sprint within the American top-flight NWSL have been printed.
It stays to be seen how Eire performs underneath their new interim coach and the way they put together for future competitions. The staff will goal to study from their experiences on the World Cup and proceed to enhance their efficiency on the worldwide stage.