2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah defends his non-abrasive coaching style
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says defended his non-aggressive style of coaching the Black Stars insisting he prefers to communicate effectively with the players rather than scream at them.
The former international defender says he prefers to communicate in a calm manner so that the players can get the message without all the stunts surrounding the screaming to his players.
Some Ghanaians have criticised the coach saying that his calm way of communicating with the players does not send the message of urgency to the players with many preferring the Jose Mourinho abrasive style.
Appiah says the players get the message through the way he communicates insisting any the method has worked perfectly for him.
“I’m not the kind of guy to shout a lot on the touchline, it’s just not my style,” he told the FIFA Weekly magazine.
“At the end of the day I need to get through to the players so there’s no point screaming at them.
The former Black Stars captain continued: “If the players don’t listen to me, then that’s a different issue.
“Apart from that, I respect the players a lot,” he said.
Through his coaching method, Appiah became the first native coach to send Ghana to the World Cup.
Despite being reserved he has clamped down hard on traces of indiscipline in the squad by slapping bans on several players.