Wednesday , February 24 2021

Let Ireland succeed after Joe Schmidt has the ultimate heritage



Whenever football is announced in advance that a designated manager ends with a specific team at the end of the season, the example of Alex Ferguson 2001-2002 is depicted in this part of the world.

On the eve of this season, Ferguson had announced that it would be his last. Until next January, when the United Kingdom had a purple-shaped spot, he had changed his mind, but according to the May League table, the United had to pay for the fact that most of the season he paid for a break. For the first time in 11 years, they finished out of the first two, losing six of their opening to 15 games.

At a time when John Gils identified the United Kingdom's decline, players fluttered best when they felt persistent or at least impressed on the man who could offer it; with Ferguson, this conviction had gone, replaced meekness.

Ferguson himself later signed the Giles theory, since, in fact, every player was at that moment, recognizing that players in the first half of the season had "broke their tools."

Looking back at this, he felt that his premature announcement was "my greatest career mistake", "an absolute disaster."

However, if a case is needed when planning a long-term manager's succession, the best example is again the same. Alex Ferguson.

The combined impact after 2013 has been considerably worse than the "absolute disaster", which was 2001-2002. Year. The season after Ferguson decided to stay, the United was again league champions. Five years after his final departure, it seems that the United will be at least as long before they win another premier league.

In 2001, the uncertainty caused by his alleged emigration only caused temporary complacency and earthworms. Since 2013, the uncertainty caused by the urgency of the succession plan and vision has led to the seemingly recent instability.

Therefore, Philip Browne's recent comments on how the installation of Irish training might look like after Joe Schmidt is highly appreciated.

Schmidt himself has said he will inform his employers before Christmas about his intentions and ambitions for post-Japan.

If he wants to remain an Irish coach, just like Browne and every Irish man is obviously an excellent advantage, but if he says he wants to move from an Irish project and look for opportunities elsewhere, including the possible return to the homeland of the land and the coach that the national team, then OK good.

Not great, but good, and certainly not an "absolute catastrophe" that turned out to be Ferguson's way out and then a reality.

For one, if Schmidt and IRFU could announce this World Champion that he would not be behind Japan, there would be no risk for Irish players to apply the Giles theory. 2019 is not only a season of those in 2001-2002. The year was probably in United or 2016-2017. In the year, he was in Connacht after Murrayfield and Pat Lama's declaration, and he went to Bristol.

Japan is culminating – a zenith – from a four-year cycle, if not for a full career. The last thing you do will be saturated with graceful sight. Focus is an Olympian.

Last week, interviewing Mike Ross was amazing in our chat, and in his recent book, in which he expressed his desire for both the 2011 and the 2015 World Champions Quarterfinals.

Here was a man who won two Heineken Cups and two Six Nations Championships; for example, Northamptons Cardiff in 2011 or France in Paris in 2014. However, it was much higher in Wales in Wellington or in Cardiff in Argentina in 2011. Why

"Because I probably would not be getting an opportunity like this."

Any Irish player who wants to get on this plane or play this quarter ends the following October, thinking behind the Rossa line: this opportunity can never happen again. Of course not Joe Schmidt. If anything, Schmidt's inevitable journey will continue to focus and increase attention and energy levels in Ireland over the next 12 months rather than preventing or reducing them.

More importantly, Browne's comments illustrated the options available to Ireland after Schmidt's world, and that the IRFU has a vision and plan for such a scenario. These – and the rest of us – can see the candidates who can offer a balance of continuity and freshness, as well as this ideal combination with internal and external experience.

Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster worked with England in the previous World Cup, and, like Graham Henry, they were wiser than their mistakes in front of them in both Wales and the Kiwis. They have worked and succeeded in the Irish production, either with a national team or a European team of leading clubs.

As Browne said, each of them would be "more than capable of stepping up" and be a national coach, John Allen v Schmidt, transforming Donal O & # 39; Grady, or Steve Hansen to Schmidt Graham, not Thierry-Henry.

Browne also mentioned others: Simon Easterby, Mark McCall, Conor O & # 39; Shea.

"We're not short," he said.

And there were others who he did not specify. Leo Cullen, if needed, could get stronger, just as he did when Leinster needed him; At this point, Lancaster itself has proven a double act. When Ronan O & # 39; Gara was invited to an Irish camp before the summer 2017 trip to Japan and the United States, it was him to taste Schmidt and the national setting, not just the Schmidt or IRFU way to help one of the most important individual CPD's world rugby and coaching .

It is much more likely to believe that both Cullen will continue as Leinster coach and O'Shera as the next Munster chief coach than one of them joining the national team at the 2023 World Cup; Leinster without Lancaster needed Cullen and his knowledge of the DNS club even more under such circumstances, but O'Shell would represent and improve Minster post-Van Graan – but at least they are on radar and genuine opportunities with Ireland by 2027 or later.

It is noted that All Blacks' work would be something from a poisonous dungeon to Schmidt that Kiwis winning with Webb Ellis with her on the wheel, could hardly reach her to reach one or two – with Ireland.

However, this is a rather reversible way of looking at it, very focused on the outcome, contrary to his beloved "process". To be appointed as the head coach of your national team, this would be a challenge to something that he would like to honor and win with them.

You have to be a really good coach who is doing a very good workout job so that the best is even better, because if they do not succeed, they will probably not win. It reminds us when Pat O & # 39; Shea interviewed this column shortly after he became Kerry's coach Jack O & # 39; Connor in autumn 2006.

He heard cautious warnings about poisoned cheeks wherever he left, but O'Shea saw only the opportunity; a challenge, not a threat. Schmidt has a similar way of thinking if there is not a similar situation yet.

Brown also reminded us that this is not just about rugby. "It's about a family."

After 10 years of involvement in the Irish rugby and for much longer away from home, he can conclude that now is the time to return to his native land.

Regardless of whether it happens after Japan or France, somebody who is not Schmidt and Browne and David Nucifor teaches Ireland at some point should take this into account, and thanks to the Irish rugby, they have a plan. As Browne said last month: "We can not depend on one person."

The system must have processes and structures that can survive any one person leaving it.

Shemit himself helped to establish such structures. He has not claimed to accept some of the black princess, as it is expressed in the legacy of James Kerr. His Irish design has adopted the mantra of Sweep Sheds and the way of thinking, and even hotel key cards are not safe from his inspection. His players also talk about leaving Jersey in the best place, another all-Black Blues slogan. All blackheads also talk about planting trees that you will never see. Good forehead Leaving the legacy.

Schmidt does not want to simply preach such things, but embodies them himself. For Ireland, who would succeed in his opinion, his legacy and compliment would be in his eyes.

Ireland will not leave this option, just like in the United Kingdom, where Sven Goran Eriksson was a leader in 2001, and Guardiola was not identified or secured in 2013, and instead David Moyes stopped so many trusted and successful processes, the cycle and problem that his descendants repeated and supplemented.

Browne and Nuciffor will not be offended for the right person or good fit. They will have it planned. Or Browne's comments have indicated that they are already planning it. And planting trees. Like Schmidt would like it.


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