Tags: Coaches and Managers

Phil Neville Had to Win Over England. Can England Now Win for Him?

NICE, France — Before the England women’s soccer team’s first game at this World Cup, Phil Neville was trying to decide what to wear. Neville, the team’s coach, had occasionally opted for the comfort of full training gear, but he was conscious that with an audience of millions watching in his home country, something smarter…

In Tennis, Choosing a Woman as a Coach Is Still a ‘Bold Move’

PARIS — When Petra Martic reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open on Sunday, she felt not only relief, but validation of what she called “a pretty bold move”: hiring a former WTA player to be her coach. “When I started working with her, everybody was doubting my decision,” Martic said of…

Inside a Premier League Title Race in Which No One Dared to Blink

MANCHESTER, England — In Pep Guardiola’s mind, it was over. As he trudged from the field at St. James’s Park in late January, flanked by his coaching staff, Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, was convinced that defeat at the hands of Newcastle United had stripped the Premier League title from his grasp. The next night,…