Soccer News Fri, 13 May 2016

Club owners don't know football - Herbert Addo

Veteran trainer Herbert Addo has launched scathing attack on football administrators and owners for the indiscriminate firing of coaches in the Ghana Premier League.

Addo parted ways with Inter Allies FC as their head coach after a poor run of results.

He joins Nurudeen Amadu, David Duncan and JE Sarpong as coached to be relieved of their posts this season.

Addo says many coaches are losing their jobs not because they are incompetent but uninformed decisions by club owners.

"Maybe the chairman of the club don't know football. He sees the players, he knows the players but he doesn't know football,” he said in an interview with Kapital Radio in Kumasi.

“So when, let say Tom Strand wants to teach his players or let them understand they (clubs administrators) won't allow because of different mentality.


“When you get frustrated, you go to sleep somewhere. We have trained as instructors.

“Myself, coach Emmanuel Afranie and lot of them are not getting the jobs so how do they practice, how do they advance?

“How much are you paid because most clubs, most managers do not respect coaches.

“They think we just go on the field and shout at the boys and come out with results, finish.

“They don't know what goes into it. Every coach has his techniques or ways of doing things. The way you do things to succeed that's the way to pursue."

Addo guided Aduana Stars to win the 2010 Ghana Premier League.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com