Former Leeds United and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler suggested on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show on Sunday evening (February 14) that Aston Villa manager Remi Garde’s demeanour does not fill the players with confidence.
Garde is calm and quiet on the touchline, and does not show 'passion' or bark instructions to his players throughout the 90 minutes.
Fowler has suggested that this attitude of the Frenchman does not help the players much during a football match.
“I watch him on the touchline, and he is probably not a manager who instills confidence in the players,” said the former England international on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show on Sunday evening (February 14).
“He just stands there or sits there. He looks beaten at times. I don’t think that instills confidence in the players.”
While one can understand Fowler’s argument, it must be accepted that not every manager likes to scream and shout on the touchline.
Just because Garde does not show ‘passion’ on the touchline, it does not mean that he cannot make the players feel confident.
Moreover, why do the players need to be motivated by their manager during a football match? Can’t they motivate themselves?
Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with 16 points from 26 matches, eight points behind 17th-placed Norwich City.