Eire defender Diane Caldwell has criticized their former coach Vera Pauw, stating that the group reached the Ladies’s World Cup “in spite” of her management. Caldwell believes that Pauw’s insufficient preparations prevented the gamers from giving their greatest efficiency. Regardless of main Eire to their first main match, Pauw’s contract was not renewed by the Soccer Affiliation of Eire (FAI) following a evaluation of the group’s efficiency.
Caldwell expressed disappointment with the dearth of worldwide customary preparation, together with bodily preparation, opponent evaluation, match techniques, and in-game methods. She revealed that the gamers had requested Pauw to professionalize numerous facets of their preparations.
Pauw, who has now been changed by interim coach Eileen Gleeson, claimed that her place was undermined by FAI executives through the World Cup. She additionally talked about that the FAI’s notion of her modified following allegations printed by The Athletic in July, which accused her of “abusive and inappropriate” conduct throughout her time as supervisor of Houston Sprint within the American top-flight NWSL. Nonetheless, Pauw denied these allegations.