the view from germany

The true contribution of a coach

August 11, 2009
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
It's still the school holidays in that part of Germany where I live, which is why we currently have a young lad at the office who earns himself a few Euros during the summer weeks. He was born in Mainz and supports Mainz 05.

Last week, on Monday afternoon, one of my colleagues, faking innocence, casually asked him: "What do you think about the new coach?" The teenager looked up, somewhat bewildered, and replied: "What do you mean? Who's got a new coach?"

"Mainz have", my colleague ...

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