The coach stands for the coach's role through a message on social media
@PepTeam Twitter account, profile managed by the agency representing Josep Guardiola, published a message of the current Bayern Munich coach and future manager of Manchester City. In that message, Guardiola gives his view on the coach figure, doing an interesting reflexion about the labels of winner and loser. "What is important is the process, what you have given of yourself to the job", says Guardiola. Moreover, he denounces the fact coaches are "more alone than la una"*.
*Laúna was a Basque politician in the XIXth century that presented his candidacy alone for elections he was said to largely lose. After adopting the slogan 'más solo que Laúna' (more alone than Laúna), that was made up since he was isolated from the other candidates who ploted to keep him away from the race to the town hall, he gained popularity and almost snatched the position of mayor of his hometown. The expression sticked with him and turned into "más solo que la una".
Here you can read the entire message:
"Which coach has more pressure? We the coach are alore, no one acompanies us. We are with 4 people of our staff that are willing to come along and the players that you were able to convince to come with you. We the coaches are more alone than 'la una'. Here, in Portugal, in Spain, in Italia... Bayern's expectations are very high and you have to accept them as part of your office. The important is what you've done to try to win, the important is the process, what you've given of yourself to the work to be able to win. This is where you can't lose. There no. If not, you were born loser. But when a team has given everything it had... Juventus Turin, for example, lost, not in the quarter-finals, but, is it a team of losers because of how they played, how they competed? If we had lost this draw, for one minute, would we be losers? Well no. For people we would, for me no. In the end what you do to win is what really is the most important."
"Lo importante es lo que has metido en el trabajo para poder conseguir la victoria. Ahí es donde no puedes perder" pic.twitter.com/7TzQ9jxag5— PepTeam (@PepTeam) 7 d’abril de 2016