jaybro wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:28 pm
I’d rather Chigumbura coaching than some random former club cricketer like Stan Tamoni or what ever his name is. In the end of the day unless ZC can attract overseas coaches they will have to make do with former players.
Chigumbura has played lots and lots of cricket and he’s been around for ever, I’m not saying he’d make a good coach but he’s got as much chance to make a good coach as any other former cricketer.
My gripe is not that he wants to be a coach, for the reasons you stated.
I don't think it's best practice at all to jump straight into a domestic head coaching role. There's a pathway a coach should cross.
Can you imagine Darius Boyd being a head coach next year at an NRL club? That's an apt analogy as a once gifted player who's been crap the last couple of years and not known for his mental strength or tactical knowledge.
My second point is an expansion of that^
I'd put Elton in the club of a lot of zimbo's who succumb to mental pressure easily. He isn't as bad as a Vusi, but this is a guy who was all downhill after age 23.
How can that be translating to a good coach if you got worse the longer you went and more experienced you got?
Compare to someone like Ervine who was half the player Elton was 10 years ago to what he is now. That's a learning curve you'd expect.
It's a gripe I have with a lot of black Zimbo's to be honest. It feels to me once the weekly wage comes in the quest for excellence stops. They plateau, get worse and almost always gain weight problems. The last bit is the clue that it isn't all in my head.
I think that Elton should start as a club coach or an assistant domestic coach, or help the kids in some capacity. Let him learn the ropes of what coaching entails.