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Jelle Goes Away in Autumn (Estonian NT manager thread)
Estonian NT coach Jelle Goes has announced that he will resign from the position after the end of the current EURO2008 qualification tournament. The results have been catastrophic so far: no points and no goals after seven matches, so the decision does not come as a surprise. In fact, many observers find that he should resign immediately....right now he is the first NT coach during the new independence era who has become really unpopular among the fans.
But the question is: who should replace him?
Levadia coach Tarmo Rüütli is touted as the main candidate. He did excellent job with Levadia last season, achieving an unprecedented European success and easlity winning the domestic title as well. He has coached the NT before for a short period between Thordarsson and Pijpers and achieved decent results. Yet, as he deserted the Flora system in favour of "Russian" club Levadia, Pohlak might not go for him although he looks like a best choice.
Then there's Pasi Rautianen, the crazy Finn who is coaching FC Flora. Flora isn't doing too well right now but he has also led Levadia to the championship before so he definitely knows Estonian football. I'm not very convinced in his tactical ability but he would be a funny coach to have, his interviews and commentaries (he used to be a CL commentator for Finnish TV) are in a class of its own. And he's a guy who demands a lot from his players...I have a feeling that this job might be too big for him though, it's very likely that he wouldn't accept it.
Then there's Janno Kivisild...currently he is the assistant coach of Pijpers at Kazakhstani NT that is doing better than ever...I don't know if training Borats has improved him or not but he seemed rather clueless as a Flora coach and he's younger than several players in our NT. He's a very unlikely selection but can't be ruled out completely, after all he's the first Estonian coach to achieve some kind of success abroad.
Then there's the fourth and most likely option: Pohlak yet again brings in some mystery foreigner like he did with Thordarsson and Pijpers. These two definitely brought new ideas with them and improved our football a lot so I can't really argue with that approach...but maybe it's a time to see what local guys can do.
Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim