In a recent interview with The Independent, Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies explained a few reasons why his side have been so successful over the past two years.
Unsurprisingly, 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 allows the players to feel free and to concentrate on their game. The humanity and the kindness of the coaches help the players a lot. Sometimes maybe some players are going through things off the pitch and they come to training and they don’t want to get yelled at. They (the staff) give us that little boost of energy and make us smile, so that 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 every coach should try and emulate.