It’s not all about the professional knowledge, isn’t it?
Because in the the demanding job of a sport’s coach it is not all about professional knowledge and experience only – there are some other, crucial for success, characteristics and skills of the individual, such as: intelligence, character, efficient and high quality communication, attitude, courage, responsibility, self-control, cooperation, hard work. Having previously a successful player’s career is a great advantage at the very start for the coach because charisma of the top player is the key that opens the door to every club, when it comes to getting a job. But what’s next? It turned out that most former top players did not manage to repeat their success in coaching career simply because they thought that the very fact that they were top players would be enough to create a successful coaching career. Only hard-working, dedicated and highly focused coaches, who live for the team, are fully engaged and live footbal 24/7 can achieve a successful coaching career.
The secret of success in the coaching profession lies in the willingness of the coach to educate himself constantly, readiness to focus on the job solely, and persistence, keeping him constantly motivated for the higher expectations in the future.