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