Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Parreira fired for losing to minnows, rumored to return to Bafana to perpetuate losing streak here

SHOOT: When a team wins, the coach is praised, when they lose he is fired. Uh...who actually plays the game? I think there is a weird schism in sport, where coaches are given both too much credit and too much blame for the teams performance. And luck is also a factor. Sometimes you have a good coach and a bad team, or a bad coach and a good team. Sometimes you have a good coach, on a good team, and bad luck... I'm not convinced either of the Brazilian coaches are worth raving about, but then neither are Bafana.
clipped from www.sowetan.co.za

RIO DE JANEIRO – Former Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has been fired by Brazilian club Fluminense.

His expulsion yesterday came a day after the team lost 1-0 to minnows Santo Andre and slipped into the relegation zone of the Brazilian league.

The result extended Fluminense’s winless streak to five matches and left the team 18th in the 20-team standings. The bottom four clubs will be demoted.

Parreira, who coached Brazil to victory at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, leaves after 24 matches with Fluminense, leading the club to eight victories, nine draws and seven losses.

There have been unconfirmed rumours that the veteran mentor could return to the Bafana fold. – Sapa-AP and Sowetan reporters

 blog it

No comments: