“In the last 12 months we’ve made the decision to move away from the term ‘manager’ to coach, because the coach is the important role.
“Our policy from here on is that we’ll be appointing coaches as opposed to managers"
Can someone explain to me this idea above that the board have come up with. Is it a good idea? Where did it coome from?
Also, why did McCarthy get 3 years as opposed to the normal 2 in Cork?
Id say the county board wanted to pick someone who would be on the training pitch as opposed to a manager who will be coordinator and overseer.. Basically they are getting 2 for the price of one. Rightly or wrongly? that is a matter of opinion. I don't think it would have changed much in Ronan Mc's eyes, he would be hands on anyway, it just changed the selection criteria for the CCB.
In relation to the 3 years, id say they wanted to come across as putting faith in the manager. The last two managers were under huge pressure after year one to succeed as they were in the final year of their term.
I would not see those moves as revolutionary just trying something different and seeing where we are at in 3 years time.. I wish him all the best.