Eire defender Diane Caldwell has criticized their former coach Vera Pauw, stating that the group reached the Girls’s World Cup “in spite” of her management. Caldwell believes that Pauw’s insufficient preparations prevented the gamers from giving their finest efficiency. Regardless of main Eire to their first main event, Pauw’s contract was not renewed by the Soccer Affiliation of Eire (FAI) following a overview of the group’s efficiency.
Caldwell expressed disappointment with the dearth of worldwide normal preparation, together with bodily preparation, opponent evaluation, match techniques, and in-game methods. She revealed that the gamers had requested Pauw to professionalize varied elements of their preparations.
Pauw, who has now been changed by interim coach Eileen Gleeson, claimed that her place was undermined by FAI executives through the World Cup. She additionally talked about that the FAI’s notion of her modified following allegations printed by The Athletic in July, which accused her of “abusive and inappropriate” habits throughout her time as supervisor of Houston Sprint within the American top-flight NWSL. Nonetheless, Pauw denied these allegations.