The official website for European football

The Coaches: episode five

Published: Friday 11 May 2012, 17.41CET
In the latest instalment of our seven-episode series, UEFA.com speaks to the likes of Roy Hodgson, Gérard Houllier and Ralf Rangnick about coping with the stresses of coaching.

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

 
 
 
Published: Friday 11 May 2012, 17.41CET

The Coaches: episode five

In the latest instalment of our seven-episode series, UEFA.com speaks to the likes of Roy Hodgson, Gérard Houllier and Ralf Rangnick about coping with the stresses of coaching.

Given the huge stakes often riding on the outcome of a game, football is a highly pressurised environment that can take its toll on the people in charge.

In the fifth episode of our seven-part documentary series, The Coaches, UEFA.com speaks to the likes of Roy Hodgson, Gérard Houllier and Ralf Rangnick to get their thoughts on coping with the stresses of the game.

"The job doesn't let go," explained Rangnick. "Once a match ends there's always another, so you're already thinking about the next training session and preparation for the next match. The moments where you can let go and have some time to clear your head are very limited, and that isn't easy to deal with at all."

"For a long time I tried to understand why certain coaches took so much holiday, until I paid for it with my own health," added Houllier. "It's a job that eats you from inside, so you have to be very careful and always be fit. What is certain is that stress exists, and that you must fight it. Or even better, know how to live with it."

For further insight from a host of top-class coaches and managers, view the video above.

Last updated: 27/11/12 21.51CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1794394.html#the+coaches+episode+five

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.