coach candidate: LEONEL ALVAREZ

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by Wasabi Revenge, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Leonel Alvarez.

    Enough said.
     
  2. chazsoccer

    chazsoccer Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Republic of Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leonel Alvarez would be an excellent choice.
     
  3. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sold on ex-players jumping immediately into coaching.

    I would rather see one that has been an assistant in MLS or equal caliber league for at least ONE year.
     
  4. chazsoccer

    chazsoccer Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Republic of Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Understand your point - but Leo has always coached teammates in skills sets, tactics, and attitudes with phenominal success. He expects and gets respect - he leads by example.

    His passion, his work ethic, his leadership [both on and the field] have been demonstrated at the highest level.

    Were you around beck in 96? 97-98? If so, do you remember his impact on the team?
     
  5. Chamo

    Chamo New Member

    Aug 9, 1999
    Plano,TX
    Put in the Leonel camp as well.

    For what its worth, he is still playing back in Colombia. I am not sure if he is ready to hang up the cleats just yet.
     
  6. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even more important in my mind is that they'd have at least a one or two years of successful HEAD coaching experience at the A-League level or equivalent

    Being a good assistant coach doesn't always predict success at the head coaching level (e.g. Dave Campo with the Dallas Cowboys).

    However, a guy who coaches championship teams in a quality minor league often does very well at the major league level (e.g. Ken Hitchcock with the Dallas Stars).
     
  7. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I missed 1996 but I remember 98-99. No doubt he was THE fiery team leader and capable of fouling anyone on the field at any time.

    I just see a big difference between being an on-field leader and:

    Making player personnel decisions
    Creating Game strategies and line-ups Communicating those decisions to players
    Designing long term practice schedules and drills
    Creating in-season and off-season fitness regimens

    and countless other things.

    I just think being a coach is a vastly different job than being a player captain who was also no doubt a solid leader. Its a much different thing when you motivate a player as their boss / coach than when you lead them as more or less a peer (player).

    Bring himn on as an assistant right now - I'll approve that request immediately but I want someone who already has experience in running the show, running the show.

    And I am ready to give Colin Clarke some slack.
     
  8. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    thomas dooley anyone?
     
  9. sockerfan

    sockerfan New Member

    Sep 1, 2001
    San Jose
    I heard Hugo Sanchez is interested on coming back to Dallas and take charge.. Good news...Can't wait.
     
  10. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Without a lot research, I would say the Hugo sounds more attractive off the top of my head. That being said, if I'm going to pick the one player who had the most impact in a Burn uniform, I would choose Leonel (why did I think he didn't come until '97?). I'd be happy to have him as an assistant at least.

    Hugo would bring in a lot of interest from the vatos and he has experience. Not sure all the experience was good, but it was experience nonetheless. Plus, he's the greatest player to come out of North America ever. That's gotta be worth something. And he seemed like a cool guy.
     
  11. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    ahh, Hugo. Was anyone else there when he scored the bike against San Ho in '96? Good times....
     

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