Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino was angry during and after his team’s last match against Manchester City, which ended in a dramatic 4-4 draw.
The Chelsea coach was angry with referee Anthony Taylor, who awarded City a controversial penalty kick at the beginning of the match, and his anger escalated during the match, reaching its peak at the end when he tried to attack the referee, had the players not prevented him. Meanwhile, he ignored the handshake of City coach Pep Guardiola, who went to shake hands with him after The end of the match as required by sporting principles and traditions.
Pochettino’s anger was not the first, and it will not be the last, in the stadiums. A number of football and other sports coaches, most notably the Portuguese Jose Mourinho, the German Jurgen Klopp, the British Sir Alex Ferguson and many others, were famous for their overwhelming anger, nervousness and continuous screaming on the line, which led to the expulsion of many of them. During matches.
Not only do they scream and express their anger at the referees’ decisions or the players’ actions, but one of them even slapped one of the referees, and others attacked the players, whether from their team or competing teams.
Passion. He Bleeds Blue.
Mauricio Pochettino.. The Process continues. pic.twitter.com/ylf3fzWVai
— ~ (@CFCdruw) November 12, 2023
A number of clubs reached the point of dismissing the coach because of his “bullying” of the players, as happened with Arsenal’s coach for the under-23 team, Steve Gatting, and Aston Villa’s youth club coach, Kevin McDonald, who were suspended from work because of their bullying of the players a few years ago, according to what the newspaper reported. (The Guardian) British.
Here are the most famous and angriest coaches in the history of world football stadiums:
Roy Keane is the angriest man in the history of football
Former Manchester United legend Roy Keane is perhaps the angriest and most bullying man in the history of world football. As a player, he ended the career of Inge Haaland, the former Manchester City player – and father of Erling Haaland, City’s current top scorer – out of spite (according to the English press) after he violently hit him on the knee in the famous incident in the history of English football.
After retiring from playing, he worked as a coach for the Sunderland team, and at one point he did not hesitate to kick the training board with a violent karate move during the half-time break in one of the matches. As for the screaming and violent reprimands of the players, it was a daily way of life for him, which made him an unbearable coach, and it is said that the Manchester team United were considering appointing him as the team’s coach to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson, but his violence, anger, and bullying of the players prevented the team from signing him, according to what the Daily Star newspaper and the Bleacher Report reported at the time.
Sir Alex Ferguson terrorizes referees
Many believe that the historic coach of Manchester United was a calm and stoic old man, but the truth is quite the opposite. He used to abuse players in the locker room, and he did not hesitate to insult reporters, and he did not hesitate to frighten and intimidate referees, and the former Arsenal coach confirmed. Arsene Wenger said that the referees, the press and everyone in English football were afraid of Ferguson during his time at Old Trafford, according to what the English newspaper “Mirror” reported.
Ferguson’s nervousness reached its peak in February 2003 when he became angry at David Beckham – the then Man United star – in the team’s dressing room and threw a shoe at him, which led to a “cut” above his eye. This incident resulted in his departure from the club.
Jose Mourinho “Donald Trump” Football
Mourinho, the current coach of Roma, is famous for being one of the most nervous and angriest coaches and bullying the referees, whom he treats as if they are “traitors and agents,” according to what the British magazine Time magazine reported. As for the famous “Goal” platform, it described Mourinho’s actions as “shameful” and likened him to “Donald Trump” in football. This came after Roma lost the Europa League final to Sevilla last season.
In scenes reminiscent of the famous WWE wrestling ring, Mourinho waited for referee Anthony Taylor in the teams’ parking lot and the referees at the Puskas Stadium to attack the English referee, whom he and his assistants described as “corrupt” and “fraudsters,” and described their handling of Roma’s loss to Seville as “a disgrace.” Shame”.
𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗵𝗼: “𝗦𝗲𝗶 𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗳*****𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗮‼️”
The Roma coach screams all his anger in the face of referee Taylor🤬 While Rosetti, UEFA designator, tries to calm him down
— Sportitalia (@tvdellosport) May 31, 2023
This behavior of the famous coach almost led to the killing of the referee and his family by Roma fans who attacked him and tried to attack him at the airport during his return trip to his country.
Chelsea fans will not forget how Mourinho’s bad treatment of players led to the departure of some stars who shone outside the club, most notably Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s current top scorer.
Luiz Felipe Scolari… If you think Mourinho is crazy… wait until you meet Big Phil
Even by the game’s often bizarre standards, former Brazil and Portugal coach Scolari stands out. He is quick-tempered, frank and surprisingly emotional. He was a huge admirer of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and one of his strangest things is that he carried small statues and once asked his players to put pebbles in their socks. Belfast believed it was “sacred,” according to what the Belfast Telegraph reported.
He is famous for his hostility to journalists and referees and his attacks on them, as well as his attacks on players to the point of punching and beating. All you have to do is type the words “Scolari” and “punch” on the YouTube channel until you find a scene of him punching the head of the Serbian player “Ivica Dragutinovic” in the match between the Portugal and Serbia national teams while he was training the national team. Portugal.
What are the causes of coaches’ anger and bullying, and what are its devastating effects on players?
Coaches get angry because they want to achieve better results, and because their career and fate are at stake. The coach is the first and last responsible for the team’s results, and many coaches throughout the history of the game have lost their jobs and positions due to the poor results of the team they coach, which puts them under great psychological and nervous pressure. This is reflected in In the form of screaming, anger, and bullying towards referees, journalists, and the players themselves.
The psychological makeup of the coach enters the equation. Coaches who were known for being nervous and angry during their youth – as in the case of Roy Keane, for example – will continue to do so when they grow up and take on the coaching task.
Many coaches do not realize the negative impact of their actions on team cohesion and performance, nor on the young players they coach, which may sometimes lead to the destruction of their sporting future and their stopping of playing.
In this context, the “Sport Psychology Today” platform, which specializes in sports psychology, quoted a 16-year-old young football player in which he said, “When I entered high school, I was an outstanding athlete with high confidence, but after my first year I started to… “I lose interest. I hated training because I was always worried and afraid of the coach, and him embarrassing me in front of my teammates.”
The young player continues, “It got to the point where I was making excuses to leave training, and I was hoping to sit on the bench so that I wouldn’t feel anxious and afraid anymore. I knew that the coach was strict, and I had no problem doing extra work, but “When he stands in my face, shouts at me, embarrasses me in front of the team, it makes me wonder why I keep playing.”
That young player stopped playing, and in fact, this player, whose name was not mentioned by the platform, is only one of a large number of young players whose coaches’ actions and bullying led to an early end to their sporting career.
Excessive anger and bullying can damage a player’s self-confidence. When athletes are bullied and discriminated against by coaches, they begin to doubt their ability to perform, which makes them question their role and importance, and even the importance of the game itself to their future.
Players who are bullied have difficulty concentrating on what they should be concentrating on, which affects their decisions on the field. For example, “Should I shoot the ball? Should I pass the ball? Should I get rid of the ball quickly?” Here they focus on the wrong things during the game because they are busy getting the coach’s approval or avoiding his anger. Fear is the killer of the mental game, and the biggest enemy of the players.
To truly benefit from and enjoy sports, young athletes need to feel confident and safe, and that is what coaches should do instead of yelling at them and throwing tantrums at athletes, referees, journalists and everyone around them. Anger is the first enemy of coaches, but they do not know it.