Eire defender Diane Caldwell has criticized her former coach, Vera Pauw, stating that the workforce reached the Ladies’s World Cup “in spite” of her. Caldwell believes that Pauw didn’t get the most effective out of the gamers attributable to insufficient preparations. Pauw led Eire to their first main event this 12 months in Australia and New Zealand, the place they had been eradicated within the group stage. The Soccer Affiliation of Eire (FAI) performed a evaluate of the workforce’s efficiency and determined to not renew Pauw’s contract.
In keeping with Caldwell, the outcomes and performances achieved by the workforce had been achieved regardless of Pauw’s teaching. She highlighted that preparations for video games had been less than the usual anticipated on the worldwide stage. Caldwell talked about that bodily preparation, opponent evaluation, match ways, in-game match ways, modifications, and techniques of play might have been higher. The gamers had requested Pauw to professionalize numerous points of their preparations.
Pauw, who has been changed by interim coach Eileen Gleeson, has claimed that FAI executives undermined her place on the World Cup. She additionally talked about that the FAI’s perspective in the direction of her modified after allegations of “abusive and inappropriate” conduct throughout her time as supervisor of the Houston Sprint within the American top-flight NWSL had been revealed.
It stays to be seen how Eire performs below their new interim coach and the way they put together for future competitions. The workforce will goal to study from their experiences on the World Cup and proceed to enhance their efficiency on the worldwide stage.