TapsC2 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:18 am
Just because you were a good player doesn’t mean you have a good understanding of the game. Very few Zimbabwe captains even show the slightest bit of innovation and thinking outside the box. Elton didn’t when he was captain. I don’t think he will be a good coach. They should get him an admin job .
Tino Mawoyo is an example of somebody you can tell has a good understanding of the game and I think would make a good coach even though he wasn’t one of our best players
Yeah I was thinking Tino Mawoyo as well.
Tino wasn't really that naturally gifted either yet still carved out a career he shouldn't have had. Similar to Gary Brent in a way who did well despite being a 115 km/he bowler.
That's who you want as a coach.
Players who didn't have the physical gifts but made up for it between the ears.
Another factor is Elton might be a bit too close to the players to pop up as a coach anytime soon.
In the nineties there was a good NRL player who was forced to retire in his mid twenties because of neck injuries. He popped up 3 or so years later as his teams head coach but was a massive failure. He went on for better honours later in his career and is still coaching, but his initial failure was widely publicised as he was too close to the players who saw him as one of them as they played with him a few years earlier for a few years. He didn't have the respect in a coaching capacity.
Imagine Craig getting tips from him who is younger and not as good a player as he is?
Or BT who was in all his age group sides and probably spent years giving him advice and tips?