In a recent interview with The Independent, Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies talked over a few reasons why his team has been so successful over the past two years.
Not shockingly, Davies credited outgoing manager Hansi Flick for fostering an environment where players are free to be creative and focus on their work without having to worry about nonsense. Specifically, Davies said the coaching staff were able to communicate and coach effectively without having to berate players on the training ground.
“It’s good,” Davies said of Flick’s style. “It lets the players feel free and focus on their game. The humanity and the kindness from the coaches helps the players a lot. Sometimes maybe some players are going through some stuff off the pitch and they come into training and they don’t want to be yelled at. They (the staff) give us that little boost of energy and put a smile on our faces, so we can focus on what’s happening on the pitch.”
While new boss Julian Nagelsmann is not known to be a screamer or dictator, Flick’s calming presence and ability to communicate are certainly two aspects of his coaching style that any coach should try and emulate.