Posts tagged: vahid halilhodzic

“African football suffers from chronic organisational problems”

Depressing interview by Jonathan Wilson with Ivory Coast’s former coach, Vahid Halilhodzic, in today’s Guardian. Depressing because Halilhodzic is right: “…African football suffers from chronic organisational problems. There, politicians are interfering in absolutely everything, especially football. The reasons are obvious, football is very popular, particularly at national level, and some marginal political characters are using [...]

Wednesday June 9th, 2010 in , , | No Comments »

Philosophy lessons from Ivory Coast’s coach

The night before Ivory Coast left their pre-Africa Cup of Nations training camp in Tanzania, the team’s Bosnian coach, Vahid Halilhodzic, was sat in the lobby of Dar es Salaam’s five-star Kempinski hotel, staring into the middle distance. Three hours earlier Didier Drogba had complained of a slight strain in his groin and had been [...]

Friday January 15th, 2010 in , , , | No Comments »