While watching the World Cup, I've notice that all the African teams have white head coaches. Other teams have head coches that reflect their country. Germany would never have a French coach or Japan have coach from China. US have a Brazillian coach..etc. No contry would have a coach from Africa.
White Tiger said this in post #2 : This makes no sense Malcolm. Football is not a discriminating sport. If a man is better than other candidates for a job then he will get it, regardless of race or colour.
You might as well complain about Austarlia having a dutch coach or England having a Swede.
I do complain about the Swedish coach in charge of England but only because he has proven himself to be useless.
But they are European. Asians have Asians. South America...etc
Why isn't it the same for Africans? This inferior attitude toward Africans can be said to be racists. Africans have been playing this sport long enough to understand how to play it. Bringing I'm sure there are many people availble to coach a team. This messes up the integrity of the World Cup. This makes it political.
I hate to break this to you Malcolm but Australia is an Oceanic country. It is closer to India, and Jpana than it is to Holland.
The reason Africa doesn't get that much respect as football coaches is because African countries and teams havent really done anything recently. They might have in the past but the fact remains that Africa is a lower Football country, in the same class as Canada and many southern American and eastern European countries.
And the Fact remains that the Western European countries are established and sucessful football countries and produce five good players out of every ten and five good coaches out of every ten.
Also the African teams are trying ts develop a style of play , tactics and coaching that will allow them to compete agianst the footballing superpowers so they turn to south American and European coaches. Also it should be noted that under white coaches the African teams have had some of the best reults and performances in thier history so that vindicates the descion the African FA's make does it not?
Actually Africa have a few teams with Potential to be big, Kaizer Cheifs and Hearts of Oak to name two. The reason they haven't progressed as footballing nations is due to the many Political problems there has been in Africa.
It was explained in UK T.V. series of documentories called 'The history of Football'
malcolm xx said this in post #3 :
This messes up the integrity of the World Cup. This makes it political.
If you ask me (which you haven't) how can you say the WC is not political? You think Poland didn't want to beat Germany for reasons other than the World Cup? What about all the other countries that used to be apart of the British Empire? You think they don't salivate at the chance to stick it to the Crown? And you know everyone wants to beat the U.S.... luckily enough the country by and large could give two grits.
Historical/political, let's not split hairs. FIFA may be open as a Walgreens, but many teams have a sort of sovereign angst that they want to relieve on the soccer field. Hell, the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams in the NFL have a pre-season game each year to see who's best in Missouri.
Of course there are rivalries hell Scotland has one of the biggest football rivalries in the world.
Hoevere if you ask the other members that have been watching the WC or club soccer they will tell you that for the most part it's your teams will to winn is not politically motivated. Of course there are some exceptrions but the whole torunament is not a political excersise
malcolm xx said this in post #1 : While watching the World Cup, I've notice that all the African teams have white head coaches. Other teams have head coches that reflect their country. Germany would never have a French coach or Japan have coach from China. US have a Brazillian coach..etc. No contry would have a coach from Africa.
Malcolm, you can be both African and black. Blacks having a white head coach isn't the same as china having a japanese head coach. If Togo's head coach was from Sudan, then we'd have something to talk about.