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Azkals also flaunting its best coaching staff with Eriksson, Cooper, Greatwich

first_imgMOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Greatwich insists the jury is still out on their team as the competition has only started.“Ultimately, we will be judged by results,” he said. “We’re all here to deliver the title.”But Greatwich, for one, has been enjoying the experience working with two high-caliber coaches in Eriksson and Cooper, who won a Thai Premier League title with Buriram five years ago.“The dynamic between us has been really good,” said Greatwich, who steered Kaya Iloilo to the Copa Paulino Alcantara title recently. “Obviously we bring different things to the table. With Sven, he brings in a wealth of experience. He’s coached at the highest level and has imparted a lot of his experience with the staff and players.”Greatwich said his role is to share his knowledge on players in the team, most of which he has played with or played against.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines isn’t just boasting its strongest squad in the AFF Suzuki Cup, but probably its finest coaching staff made up of a World Cup veteran, a champion in the Thai Premier League and a former player whose exploits helped the country make its mark in this competition.Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson may be hogging the limelight, but technical advisor Scott Cooper and former national team player Chris Greatwich have played equally important roles in making sure the Azkals are in fine form in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “The blend and combination of the three of us has worked well,” he said. “I for one, enjoy working with Sven and Scott.”The Azkals legend believes the squad can still get better as the tournament progresses noting the second half performance against Singapore.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Azkals opened the tournament with a 1-0 win against Singapore last Tuesday with Patrick Reichelt scoring the winner in the second half.With Singapore tough to break down, the coaches tweaked the Azkals’ game in the second half, pushing them to move the ball quicker and sending in a target man in James Younghusband, who was instrumental in Reichelt’s goal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAzkals manager Dan Palami has pulled out all the stops to ensure the Azkals’ brain trust will be the best in the competition.“This shows how serious we are of winning the competition,” said Palami as the Azkals prepared to take on Timor Leste at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium here last Saturday night. “Sven, Scott and Chris form a really great team that will guide the players to success in the tournament.” Petron stays undefeated; Generika triumphs Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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