Coach quotes

#25260 Bill Shankly

I have been received more warmly bythan I have by . It is scandalous that I should have to write these things about the club that I helped build into what it is today. .

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#25261 Bill Shankly

A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing. .

Bill Shankly Quotes about men
#25262 Bill Shankly

At a football club, there's a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. .

Bill Shankly Quotes about man
#25263 Bill Shankly

An interview on a Granada Television chat-show, hosted by Shelley Rohde on Wednesday 20th of May 1981, produced arguably Shankly's most famous (and most often misquoted) quote – "Someone said to me 'To you football is a matter of life or death!' and I said 'Listen, it's more important than that'." But on the official Liverpoolfc.tv website, it states that the official quote is "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." It is likely that Shankly paraphrased a quote attributed in the 1950s to Henry Russell Sanders, an American football college coach, although his was referring to a rival – "Beating 'SC is not a matter..." .

Bill Shankly Quotes about life
#115867 Vicente del Bosque

A leader is admired, a boss is feared. .

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#115868 Vicente del Bosque

Football has an important role to play in society. Players should have a sense of social responsibility, have a moral dimension to them which shows up in good conduct. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about society
#115869 Vicente del Bosque

I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach - you may call this Utopia - to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side... to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about good
#115870 Vicente del Bosque

I didn't really want to be the coach who wins but the coach who educates. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about win
#115871 Vicente del Bosque

We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about world
#115872 Vicente del Bosque

Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can't be angry all day. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about life
#115873 Vicente del Bosque

No one knows anything about economics. It's the great lie of the economists. By contrast in football people might have contrasting opinions, each of which has some validity. But the economists always speak in conditionals - what a mess. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about people
#115874 Vicente del Bosque

The certainty that our football, the football of Spain, is recognised, that's very important to us - perhaps more important than the successes and the joy that you can create. Football hasn't always been appreciated, and luckily our football is appreciated now, at all levels of society. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about success
#115875 Vicente del Bosque

I just wanted to defend football, which is not always easy to do. Those of us who have been in the sport so many years now realise we must protect it and look after it. I was speaking about football, what it means. It is our profession, it has been our lives, and we must take care of it a little. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about man
#115876 Vicente del Bosque

We must look after football and to do what it is necessary to bring to the game the best ethical values and personal behaviour. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about value
#115877 Vicente del Bosque

I think it is important to help our country's image outside of Spain. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about pain
#115878 Vicente del Bosque

Spain used to be very individualistic in its sporting activities. Now we are showing we are pretty good in teams - that is an improvement. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about pain
#115879 Vicente del Bosque

As with Cesc Fabregas, some players who go and play for foreign clubs improve on a cultural level. It makes them grow on many levels; intellectually, because you have to learn a new language and adapt to another culture, and on a footballing level too. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about language
#115880 Vicente del Bosque

Sometimes people say that coach is a winner, but everyone wants to win. You must know how to behave in victory and in defeat, to look after what is our sport, football. .

Vicente del Bosque Quotes about time
#115881 Vicente del Bosque

The Confederations Cup is interesting. It served Spain very well to take part and then go on to win the 2010 World Cup. We knew the stadiums, the atmosphere, the conditions and also the difficulties of a tournament which simulated the World Cup format. .

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#139227 Alex Ferguson

I'm going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don't fly. They're the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over - so it's teamwork. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about work
#139228 Alex Ferguson

In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about relationship
#139229 Alex Ferguson

Sometimes you're not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes... you just know. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about time
#139230 Alex Ferguson

Well, football is a hard game; there's no denying it. It's a game that can bring out the worst in you, at times. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about time
#139231 Alex Ferguson

As long as there are games to play it is not over. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about play
#139232 Alex Ferguson

The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about work
#139233 Alex Ferguson

I've never played for a draw in my life. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about life
#139234 Alex Ferguson

You can't applaud a referee. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about you
#139236 Alex Ferguson

I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn't wait for them. I tell them to get on board. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about progress
#139237 Alex Ferguson

Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they're better than us. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about time
#139238 Alex Ferguson

I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries. .

Alex Ferguson Quotes about people
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