Gareth Southgate: my coaching approach
England manager, Gareth Southgate, explains why empathy and empowerment are key to his coaching approach.
Gareth Southgate believes in giving ownership and building positive and open relationships with his players. He feels this can help England develop into a team who can compete with the best in the world.
“I like players to have responsibility. To think about what we’re asking them to do. To have an opinion on the way we’re asking them to play and train.
“If players have some ownership of what’s going on, then that’s going to help them make better decisions on the field and also buy into the way that we’re trying to progress.”
Southgate, who took charge of the Three Lions in 2016 after three years with the U21s, believes creating positive and strong relationships with players is the foundation for greater ownership and empowerment.