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Josep Perlas becomes Guillermo Coria's new coach

Yashirobai
11-07-2004, 11:24 AM
From TennisAFondo:

El español Josep Perlas, uno de los tres capitanes del equipo de Copa Davis, es el nuevo entrenador del argentino Guillermo Coria. Perlas y Coria han cerrado esta tarde su compromiso en Barcelona, ciudad en la que el tenista argentino prepara en la academia de Emilio Sánchez Vicario su regreso al circuito en el Masters de Houston, después de someterse a una operación en el homrbo hace un par de meses. Perlas y Coria comenzarán a planificar la nueva temporada una vez concluya la final de Copa Davis que enfrentará a España y Estados Unidos el próximo mes de diciembre en Sevilla

Josep Perlas, que hace apenas unos días formaliizó amigablemente el fin de su relación profesional con Albert Costa, ha tenido en los últimos años la responsabilidad técnica de dos jugadores: Costa, con el que ganó Roland Garros, y Carlos Moyà, con el que asumió la primera posición mundial además de un título en la capital parisina. Desde el 2000, Perlas es uno de los capitanes de los populares G-3 y G-4 del equipo español de Copa Davis.

WyveN
11-07-2004, 11:25 AM
Why does he keep changing coaches when his injured and not even playing?

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-07-2004, 11:33 AM
Why does he keep changing coaches when his injured and not even playing?

It's what GWH calls the "Argentine coaching dance". What has happened Coria's old coach Markus was so outraged by the fact that Coria is going to play TMC, as Gaby had quite a promising career cut short by injury and spoke from experience and Coria chose to ignore sound advice. Now Markus is coaching Calleri.

Coria ran out of coaches in Argentina and is now looking to Spain.

*Ljubica*
11-07-2004, 12:25 PM
Why does he keep changing coaches when his injured and not even playing?

At the risk of even MORE bad reps from Coria fans :devil: , young Guillermo is extraordinarily difficult to work with. He is very opinionated and won't take advice from those professionals hired to help him - if they disagree with him the partnership ends up splitting. As Marc says, that is why his relationship with Gaby Markus ended so abruptly. I've heard some rumours that Markus resigned to spend more time with his (heavily pregnant) wife, - but that's b******* or else he wouldn't have gone straight on to work with Calleri. Likewise Mancini - who was supposed to have left to spend more time with his family and then went straight back "on the road" with Nico Lapentti.

tennischick
11-07-2004, 03:26 PM
talented people are often a pain in the ass to work with. it takes a coach with tons of patience to connect with them. Perlas has nice credentials -- let's see how long he lasts.

RonE
11-07-2004, 05:32 PM
Didn't Perlas use to coach Moya too?

mitalidas
11-07-2004, 06:03 PM
I heard that Coria likes coaches who say the things he wants to hear ---maybe this coach is supportive of Coria's decision to play at the Cup

FryslanBoppe
11-08-2004, 06:23 AM
Didn't Perlas use to coach Moya too?

He coached Costa.

Yashirobai
11-08-2004, 12:19 PM
He coached Costa.

He coached both Moya (since he was pretty young) and Costa (until this week).

He was also close to training Verdasco this year but he preferred Coria's possibility.

He'll keep being a membet of the Spanish G.3, though.

star
11-08-2004, 12:50 PM
I'd love to see Guille with a stable coaching relationship, and we will see what happens here. I don't think Guille has suffered a great deal from changing coaches. His problems seem to have more to do with his body breaking down and his mental state. He seems to want to work with Gil Reyes very badly and Reyes shows some willingness to work with him also.

The Argentine tennis scene seems to be a huge soap opera with a lot of back biting, rivalries, gossip, and general bitichiness. Maybe it's better for Coria to have a foreign coach and step away from that overheated enviornment. Whatever works for Coria, I support. :)

Laury
11-08-2004, 07:05 PM
It's what GWH calls the "Argentine coaching dance(...) .

Who is or what means GWH? :confused:

I love Guille but I agree with Rosie, she is absolutly right.
Good rep for her!

*Ljubica*
11-08-2004, 08:52 PM
Who is or what means GWH? :confused:

I love Guille but I agree with Rosie, she is absolutly right.
Good rep for her!

Thanks Laury :) And GWH is just our short name for George WHitler who posts here on MTF a lot. The Argentine players seem to have a habit of changing coaches a lot and usually swapping amongst themselves (for example - Gaby Markus went from Nalbandian, to Chela, to Coria, to Calleri!), so he calls their continual swapping around the "coaching dance" because people are always changing partners. Just a joke really - hope that explains it.

Carito_90
11-08-2004, 09:59 PM
Why does he keep changing coaches when his injured and not even playing?

Probably because he doesn't want to be coachless while playing the TMC.

Here we go again, hope this one works Guille :rolleyes:

liptea
11-08-2004, 11:51 PM
Probably because he doesn't want to be coachless while playing the TMC.

Here we go again, hope this one works Guille :rolleyes:

You would think....that after this year, the coachless player would have been the route most pros would take.

MissPovaFan
11-08-2004, 11:55 PM
BRING BACK BLENGINO!!! :cool:

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 12:05 AM
Here we go again, hope this one works Guille :rolleyes:

Sounds like the LTA when Greg kept on changing, *cough* sacking his coaches, or rather them sacking him. He's a prime example of a player who has gone through the A-Z of coaches!

Now he employs a hypnotist - "Look into my eyes Greg, you will reach the top 20 next year, and maybe even the top 10." *Click of fingers*

...Moments later, Greg walks into BBC interview room...

Journalist: "So Greg...What are your ambiitions for next year...."

Greg (in that familiar high-pitch, staccato whine): "Well I will aim to reach the top 20 next year, and maybe even the top 10."

Get my drift...soon Coria will employing Greg's hypnotist...by March Greg will be sick of him or he will be sick of Greg (probably because he hasn't been paid in 6 months!!!) :lol: