Originally Posted by cobalt60
Whoa the thread was bumped again? Thanks for this article GW- interesting read. Although I think De La Pena is a good coach and has had success with Gonzalez; I also note that he isn't shy about mouthing off. Seems to get him into trouble. Wonder what the response will be? If you see anything will you post it? Thanks.
It doesn't matter about De La Peña's personality really and as to whether he shoots his mouth or not. I mean he is not like Brad Gilbert where he wants to be more noticed than the player.
He has an interesting reputation in Argentina and he is outspoken for sure, but in this case what he says is fairly logical. Though not all of relationships are going to work and that's like with anything. I mean after 2 first round losses, the coach could be gone.
It's not like it's only South Americans. Malisse has had 11 coaches and Safin has had a lot as well, though in Marat's case he had good ones in Chesnokov, Volkov and Wilander before Lundgren. As long as Tiriac is far away from as possible, then it will be good.
Gaudio has been settled for a while with Davin and Nalle was with Infantino for quite some time. The thing is a lot of these players don't want to take responsibility for their own performances, so the coach in many instances is an easy scapegoat.