What They're Saying: Carlos Cordeiro

“I’d like it sooner rather than later, but there’s no timeline. There’s no pressure on it. There’s no expectation that it has to be done by any day because you want the best possible person. We’ve waited long enough since last October; I don’t think a month or two -- or even three -- matters.”

-- U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro on the timetable for the selection of the new men's national team coach. He added that Earnie Stewart, the newly hired national team general manager, has begun to put together a list of coaches he has identified as candidates. (Washington Post)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Carlos Cordeiro".
  1. Bob Ashpole, June 26, 2018 at 8:57 a.m.

    So Stewart is making a list of candidates. Who will be making the decision? As near as I can tell the USSF board has delegated no authority at all to make any decisions on the technical side. The board is not just setting policy. They want to make all the decisions too.

    I would rather he had said that they needed to wait until after the finals to begin talking to candidates. Instead he says there is "no pressure" on the decision. In my view, anyone who thinks time is not a limited resource doesn't understand competitive sports. If competitive success is not a  program goal, then yes there is no time pressure on a team that just has to show up for matches. 

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