Different coaches. Different styles.
Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown may not be known for his aggressive style.
He doesn’t see the need for it.
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But don’t question his passion. He’s just learnt from past experiences.
“There’s no tool like selection,” Brown said.
“Yelling and shouting for me is something I’ve done in the past and I don’t find it gets a great response.
“Two of our most successful coaches, Wayne Bennett and Jack Gibson, I believe don’t raise their voice.
“Carlo Ancelotti one of the greatest soccer coaches in the last 20 years in Europe treats people like human beings.”
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The Knights coach admits the weekend’s game did go horribly wrong.
The errors in attack came from desperation to win and players lost focus.
There’s no magic wand in this situation but Brown has backed his methods.
“Me being all emotional and bagging the players publicly, that’s not going to turn this club around or turn us around for our season,” Brown commented.
“I’m a very experienced coach, I’ve been doing it a very long time and I’ve been in these situations as a player and a coach.
“I’ve been one in five with the Dragons and finished equal first and lost five on the trot with St Helens and gone on to a grand final.
“The whole art of coaching is about getting the best of the players you’ve got.
“At the end of the day it’s about getting players believing in competing hard and when you get that, things work out well.”