Friday, July 19, 2024

Who could replace Danny Kerry as GB and England men’s hockey coach?

With long-serving GB and England coach Danny Kerry leaving as men’s coach last week, it has left a search for his successor as the Paris Olympic cycle starts in earnest this week. The Hockey Paper runs the rule over who could take over

Zak Jones

Welshman Jones was appointed as assistant coach to the England and GB men in July 2020 following his tenure at the helm of Wales. Taking them from the EuroHockey lower echelons to the A Division, Jones then led Wales to sixth in 2019 as they retained their status for the first time in two decades. Has enjoyed similar success with Buckingham women over the years, too, with the side a top four contender in the top flight and defending indoor champions this year. Could he translate success to the national team?

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  1. Alyson Annan now free… Former best player in the world in the side who were the stand-out best in the world at the time. Unparalleled recent success as an international coach. English speaker. It is not clear what led to her sudden departure from the Dutch set up, but assuming no problems are identified there, is there anyone better qualified?


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